Big Data Use Cases

When Data “Goes Dark”


What data is housed in the paper lying around your office? Paper documents, photos, video, or other corporate holdings are the next incremental step in incorporating all corporate data into comprehensive business analytics. Will 2017 be the year that we make use of the historical trends found in the non-digitized data in your enterprise? Let’s look at the phenomenon of what analysts call “dark data” and how it should be incorporated into your big data cloud. Continue Reading

5 Big Data Lessons to Learn from the Middle Eastern Refugee Crisis

Not since the second world war have nations been so pressed to accommodate such an overwhelming influx of refugees. Pouring in from war-torn, impoverished, famished, and oppressed regions of the Middle East and Africa, it is estimated that there are 60 million displaced refugees worldwide, and another 42,500 are added to this number each day. Continue Reading

Big Data Goes Wild! How Big Data is Making a Big Difference to Wildlife

Big data can help business in many ways: improving everything from marketing to production to research and development. It’s also proven invaluable to political campaigns and is revolutionizing healthcare. But what about the animals? As it happens, big data is helping them, too, as well as the environment that both humans and animals depend on for survival. Here’s how. Continue Reading

When Data Meets Philosophy

When it comes to big data, philosophy is a bit overwhelmed. Attitudes vary tremendously. Some people fear it, others see it as necessary (but distrust it), others warmly embrace it – yet caution that we need new ethical mechanisms to keep it in check, while others believe we need not concern ourselves with ”why” something happens, and instead just let the data ”speak for itself”. Continue Reading