Opinion

Big data confusion floors my C-Suite alter-ego

My imaginary self has an ambition. I like to picture that I’m a multinational C-Suite executive with a fancy watch and fancier smile. My imaginary exec reads avidly the industry press to ensure that he is right across current thinking and opinion around data analytics. He’s planning a pitch to the board to secure the […]

The relentless rise of the Big Data tribute act

You’d think anyone using social media, reading the technology press, or even watching the News at Ten would be fed up of Big Data by now. Nevertheless, new entrants in the buzzword Top 10 are climbing over each other in a desperate race to launch their own ‘X Data’ tribute acts. I along with others […]

Why General Relativity is relevant, 100 years on, to today’s data scientists

“A bold claim, Sir!” I hear you cry. How can you relate General Relativity (GR)†, the mathematically complex realisation of an abstract picture of the universe to modern everyday data science? Is he really saying that forecasting customer churn or the predictive maintenance of a turbine can be connected to removing the need for a […]

R&D applications – is it time to think Cloud First?

If you’ve heard the term ‘Cloud First’ being talked about a lot recently, it’ll be because the UK government has been making a big noise about it for the last couple of years now. ‘Cloud First’ is an official UK government policy that was launched in 2013 with the stated aim of being a quicker, […]

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