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Retailers Dont Use Big Data

Retailers have failed to embrace big data analytics, reports the Harvard Business Review. 

For years now, executives have been told that advanced analytics can provide better answers to almost every business question. 


Best Practices for Predictive Analytics

There are best practices to use when dealing with predictive analytics, reports eWeek.

Predictive analytics is the use of data and other tech tools like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to predict future outcomes


Canadians Win Big Data Bowl

Toronto students won the NFL’s ‘Big Data Bowl’, reports Toronto News. 

A trio of students from the University of Toronto just won the Super Bowl… of sports analytics.


Going to War Over Big Data

A University of Virginia professor delves into whether warfare is ever warranted to protect big data, reports the Unversity of Virginia. 

Paul Stephan, a University of Virginia distinguished professor of law and expert in international dispute resolution and comparative law, recently posed an interesting question. In the blog Lawfare, he writes, “If big data is a resource and therefore a potential target of armed conflict, what kinds of attacks justify an armed response and what are the rules governing such attacks?”


Storing Big Data

Finding ways to store big data so it is accessible is an important step businesses need to take so that they can use the big data, reports Venture Beat. 

In this age of information, big data is increasingly viewed as the lifeblood of any organization. Yet, because data has become so big and varied, properly analyzing it remains a huge challenge for enterprises. 


Making Cargo Transportation More Safe

Big data can make cargo transportation safer, reports Risk and Insurance. 

Climate change and cargo theft are two pressing factors that are making the safe transport of food, pharmaceutical products and other sensitive materials more and more challenging.


Understanding Social Connections

Big data from social media can help researchers understand social connections, reports UNM.

If tweets are measured in characters and a picture is worth a thousand words, what do you get when you combine and examine thousands or even millions of social media posts at once?


Big Data Helps Businesses Succeed

According to Spiceworks, big data is the fuel behind business success.

Information analytics has evolved throughout time, benefiting from the emergence of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and organizations’ growing emphasis on advanced data analysis.


The Importance of Data Engineers

According to Analytics Insight, data engineers are the ones responsible for maintaining the systems that process big data. 

Data engineers are critical in managing and processing large amounts of data. They are in charge of designing, constructing, and maintaining the infrastructure and tools required to effectively manage and process large amounts of data. 


Making Big Data Portable for Uncle Sam

The merger of SyLabs and DeciSym means that big data will be more portable for the US Government. 

The problem of how to effectively move and manage large amounts of data is one that impacts all organizations of a certain size, including U.S. Government agencies working in cybersecurity.


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