Opinion

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, […]

3 things you need to be aware of when deploying ELNs outside the pharma sector

On face value, deploying an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) system within your R&D environment would seem to be something of a no-brainer. You can make sure all processes and ideas are properly documented and signed. You can also share results with colleagues across the globe in real time and, best of all, search your organization’s entire […]

The tension around R&D applications – DIY or ROI?

In the modern R&D world, who’s responsible for the total cost of ownership and specification of the most effective R&D applications? On one side of the argument, you have R&D departments that have developed their own applications rather than trying to fit something off the shelf. These guys are used to a degree of control, […]

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