Tag: Big Data

How analytics and big data are helping to shape the ‘beautiful’ game

How analytics and big data are helping to shape the ‘beautiful’ game

Written by on August 17, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Modern football is huge business. Every season millions of fans take their seats in stadiums, pubs and homes up and down the country to witness excitement and entertainment unrivalled in any other medium. It also seems to get bigger every season. We live in an era of £200m transfer fees, £500m sponsorship deals and Television […]

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News highlights – 6 August 2017

News highlights – 6 August 2017

Written by on August 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 6 August 2017 UK Government issues security guidelines connected cars LONDON (Reuters) – The British government issued new guidelines on Sunday requiring manufacturers of internet-connected vehicles to put in place tougher cyber protections to ensure they are better shielded against hackers. Read more… Prosecutors want 12 year jail term for ex Samsung […]

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How to use analytics in the fight against fraud

How to use analytics in the fight against fraud

Written by on August 3, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The telecoms sector is expanding its services around the world with faster connections and more connected devices. However, new services create not just new revenue opportunities but also associated risks for operators. The challenge is to secure the upside, while at the same time, minimise potential losses incurred via fraudulent activity. One of the main […]

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News highlights – 13 July 2017

News highlights – 13 July 2017

Written by on July 14, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 13 July 2017 French Government will appeal Google tax ruling PARIS (Reuters) – The French government said on Thursday it would appeal against a court ruling in Google’s favour with regard to 1.1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) in tax. Read more… Carmakers write to Chinese Government to relax quotas on electric cars […]

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How big data is helping big oil save money on drilling

How big data is helping big oil save money on drilling

Written by on June 23, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – In today’s U.S. shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest data on everything from pumping pressure to the heat and rotational speed of drill bits boring into the rocky earth. The sensors are leading Big Oil’s mining of so-called big data, with some firms envisioning billions of dollars in savings over […]

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Is repealing the US privacy law as dramatic as we are lead to believe?

Is repealing the US privacy law as dramatic as we are lead to believe?

Written by on April 4, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

There is much dithering over the move by the US Congress to scrap broadband privacy rules that would prevent ISPs from selling customer data without their permission. A lot of that dithering is politically motivated and misinformed, and really misses both the point of the repeal and the bigger picture in play here. For a start, […]

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Security and privacy threats will drive new Big Data rules in Europe

Security and privacy threats will drive new Big Data rules in Europe

Written by on December 20, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Additional rules may be needed to monitor growth in Big Data, or collection of high volumes of information, which could pose security, privacy and accountability risks, European Union regulators said on Monday. Entire business sectors are being reshaped by building on data analytics and Big Data has the capability to transform the […]

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To tune your TV offerings, you need big data

To tune your TV offerings, you need big data

Written by on November 15, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

While linear TV is dying, other forms of TV are thriving. The good thing – and the bad thing – is that TV seems to be a) coming at you from everywhere and b) comes in many different varieties. According to a new paper from real-time specialist Openet, this creates some serious challenges for services […]

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Big data, big hype, getting bigger but not grown up quite yet

Big data, big hype, getting bigger but not grown up quite yet

Written by on October 25, 2016 in Opinion with 3 Comments

As an industry observer, I’m never quite sure how much hype to believe. When it comes to big data there has certainly been plenty of hype, but not a lot of facts from independent sources to vouch for the hype. I recently wrote that the telecoms industry was lagging behind in the rush to implement effective big […]

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Can big data and apps provide a solution to world hunger?

Can big data and apps provide a solution to world hunger?

Written by on October 20, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

(BPT) – What does it take to feed a world with a growing population? Or lift a family out of poverty and set them on a new path in life? Sometimes just a few soil samples. That’s what Springg CEO Wouter Kerkhof discovered. The Netherlands-based technology company (part of DutchSprouts) developed an app called SoilCares, which provides farmers […]

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