Big data and IoT to drive cloud market

Nov 14, 2016 | By admin

Big data analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments will be among the main drivers of cloud computing traffic in the coming years, which is set to rise nearly four-fold by the end of the decade. This is according to Cisco's latest Global Cloud Index, which forecast that the total amount of traffic using the…

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Facebook blocks social media algorithm to calculate quotes

Nov 02, 2016 | By admin

Facebook has blocked plans by a UK car insurer to use big data analytics to calculate quotes for customers based partly on information gathered from their social media postings. Admiral unveiled the opt-in solution, called firstcarquote, that was intended to analyse the Facebook accounts of first-time drivers in order to identify personality traits that could…

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How can you get Hadoop integrated into your business?

Oct 31, 2016 | By admin

With more organisations looking to add big data analytics capabilities to their operations in order to take advantage of the huge amounts of information they have available, many firms will be examining which technologies will be the best options for their business. One of the most popular choices for firms will be Hadoop, which is…

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Big data ‘still seen as IT-dominated projects’

Oct 27, 2016 | By admin

The majority of chief information officers (CIOs) still view big data analytics as primarily IT-based projects, although there is a growing recognition of the impact it can have on business departments. This is among the findings of a new survey conducted by recruitment firm Robert Half in Australia, which revealed that 54 per cent of…

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