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NIH highlights use of big data in disease research

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The US National Institute of Health (NIH) has highlighted the importance of big data in helping track infectious disease outbreaks and formulating response plans. In a study published as a supplement in the Journal of Infectious Disease, the body observed that data derived from sources ranging from electronic health records to social media has the…

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Big data experts among top priorities for 2017 tech hiring

Nov 18, 2016 | By admin

Individuals with proven skills and expertise in big data analytics will be among the top priorities for IT recruiters in 2017, along with those with knowledge of cyber security, a new survey has found. Research by Jobsite and recruitment consultancy Robert Walters found nearly half (47 per cent) of hiring managers expect to increase the…

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Stephen Hawking: Big data vital to scientific advances

Nov 17, 2016 | By admin

Big data analytics will be integral to some of the biggest scientific advances ever seen in the coming years as recognition grows of the potential of this technology. This is according to Professor Stephen Hawking, who was speaking at the launch of Cambridge University's new Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) last…

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