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Software to dominate as big data market grows to $72 billion

Sep 12, 2016 | By admin

This year is set to see the big data analytics market grow into a sector that it is worth $46 billion (£34.6 billion) in revenues, as the technology continues to become commonplace throughout all businesses. According to predictions from SNS Research, the rise is set to continue for the coming years, with business spending forecast…

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Stanford offers guidance on big data ethics for education sector

Sep 07, 2016 | By admin

Stanford University has launched a new resource that aims to offer guidance and set out best practices for the responsible use of big data in the higher education sector. The project saw researchers from the university and Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit education consulting firm, bring together 70 experts from academia, government, nonprofits and the commercial…

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CSA unveils big data security best practice guidelines

Aug 31, 2016 | By admin

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has unveiled 100 best practices for cloud users to take note of when gathering and handling big data in a bid to improve cyber security on a global scale. It has split its recommendations into ten categories, with ten key points to follow in each one. The first of these…

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US govt turns to big data to fight security breaches

Aug 30, 2016 | By admin

A significant majority of federal US government agencies have adopted big data analytics tools in order to improve their cyber security capabilities, a new report has found. The 'Navigating the Cybersecurity Equation' study, conducted by MeriTalk on behalf of Cloudera, revealed more than four-fifths of organisations (81 per cent) are using this technology in some…

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