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Hard to Keep to Data Secure

Companies use big data in so many ways it is hard for them to keep the data secure, despite their best efforts, reports Forbes.

It is the year 2020, and enterprises are investing heavily in privacy programs. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) defines information privacy as “the right to have some control over how your personal information is collected and used.”


Using Big Data to Predict Performance

According to Which-50, a Catholic School is using big data to predict student performance. 

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is halfway through a three year build of an advanced analytics and data science platform, through a partnership with Microsoft. 


Big Data is Shaping Retail Experience

Big data is shaping your shopping experience every day, reports the Daily Mining Gazette.

In 2012 a writer for the New York Times named Charles Duhigg wanted to explore how retailers were using the data they had begun collecting involving customer purchases.


Making Big Data Easier to Use

End users often feel overwhelmed by the idea of big data, IT can take steps to help end users get what they need from the data, reports Tech Republic. 

While 87% of organizations acknowledged in a recent report that data was an asset, only 25% of respondents said they felt prepared to make use of data, only 37% thought their decisions were made better with data, and a full 74% felt completely overwhelmed with data.


Big Data Helps in Climate Change Research

According to Purdue University, climate change scientists used big data and machine learning to understand the impact of reforestation.

Since carbon sequestration is such an important factor for mitigating climate change, it’s critical to understand the efficacy of reforestation efforts and develop solid estimates of forest carbon storage capacity. However, measuring forest properties can be difficult, especially in places that aren’t easily reachable.


Will Big Data Be Essential to the Internet of Things

Will big data be the key to making the Internet of Things truly useful, reports Gulf Business. 

When the phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) was coined in 1999 by British technologist, Kevin Ashton, the world was still learning about networks and its novel capabilities.


Can Big Data Keep Itself Safe From Hackers

Can big data be used to protect the big data industry from hackers, reports Forbes. 

Big data has immense value, but there is little doubt it remains extremely vulnerable to hackers and malicious actors. 


Getting Collider Data

According to, scientists need an easier way to access big data generated by experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. 

At CERN's Large Hadron Collider, as many as 40 million particle collisions occur within the span of a single second inside the CMS particle detector's more than 80 million detection channels. 


Is Big Data Just Hype

Is big data really living up to its hype, reports Forbes.

In a May 2011 special research report, Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity, the management consulting firm McKinsey put forth the case that “Big data will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus.”


Big Data Market Continues to Grow

The big data market could reach $14 billion by 2026, reports Yahoo Finance.

The Global Big Data Analytics in Retail Market size is expected to reach $14.1 billion by 2026, rising at a market growth of 23.4% CAGR during the forecast period.


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