Big data is the key ingredient for predicting the present, or nowcasting, as it's called. Conceptually, it seems silly to use resources to predict the present, but nowcasting can save lives and make companies money.read more
Wireless communications carriers may soon face an unprecedented dilemma: Will they give preference on their networks to people chatting and texting on their mobile devices or to "things" jabbering with each other?read more
Data-driven customer service technology must be deeply context-sensitive to be effectiveread more
With memory prices dropping relentlessly and server RAM capacity expanding steadily, performance is no longer a major hurdle for enterprises seeking insight from massive data stores.read more
Campaigns awash in big data beware: 64% of potential voters say individualized political ads will decrease their chances of voting for the candidate who targets them.
Crowdsourcing with big data could potentially be the best medical breakthrough of the 21st century
Most great data will already exist in a business. It just has to be found. But every now and then it must be made from scratch.read more
25% of respondents to a Gartner survey have invested in big data projects. Another 31% plan to do so in the next 2 years. read more
Vendors beware! 49% of those surveyed report plans to evaluate new data management solutions within the next 2 years because of shortcomings with current systems.read more
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