Big data tech makes inroads into UK public sector

Aug 03, 2016 | By admin

Big data technology is beginning to make a mark within the UK public sector. Both HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Home Office are now using Hadoop to help manage their data needs, according to a report from Computer Weekly. Both organisations are using commercial distributors of the software, with HMRC utilising Cloudera and…

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How are retailers making the most of big data?

Jul 26, 2016 | By admin

One part of the economy that's been particularly quick to embrace the potential of big data is the retail sector. Given the large amounts of customer information these firms collect as a matter of course, being able to feed this into an advanced analytics platform in order to gain insight is a natural fit. Therefore,…

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How the aviation sector is embracing big data

Jul 22, 2016 | By admin

The aviation sector has always been a leader when it comes to technology, so it should be no surprise that the industry has been quick to embrace the potential of big data. In many ways, it's no surprise that there are many opportunities for data to have an impact. With millions of people taking to…

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Insurance sector ‘must be careful’ in how it uses big data

Jul 21, 2016 | By admin

The increased use of big data in the insurance sector to conduct more personalised risk analysis and tailor quotes accordingly could lead to the create of a new 'underclass' of consumers who struggle to secure coverage unless the industry treats the technology with care. This is the warning of a new report from the Chartered…

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