Big data puts a whole new spin on insurance analytics
Insurance companies have been collecting data on their clients for years. Actuarial accountants use the information to help carriers set premium prices, rate the insured, and lessen risk. Most tech analysts suggest that these activities barely scratch the surface of the information they have collected. Continue Reading
Is there an alternative to invasive animal testing?
The use of animals in biomedical, cosmetic, and military research affects 100 million dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, and primates, each year.
Scientists say animal testing is a crucial part of research. Opponents say these activities are unnecessary and the test subjects are housed in inhumane conditions. Continue Reading
Emerging markets represent a significant financial boon for many industries.
Capitalizing on new and emerging markets for product sales could be the next big boon for your company.
Marketing giant McKinsey & Company tells us that there are five billion potential consumers spread out over 37 countries worldwide. In most of these markets, the GDP is currently less than $1,000 annually. That’s 70 percent of the world’s population – with only about 35 percent of the planet’s GDP – at least today. Continue Reading
Many Millennials were just kids when the American economy went belly up in the 90s. The blowback after the housing market crash changed the established credit application process, making it much harder to obtain a Visa, MasterCard – or car loan. Continue Reading
Cisco just released their service provider forecast predicting some potentially controversial benchmarks for 2020:
–92% of big data traffic will be cloud-based.
–74% of cloud functions will derive from SaaS providers.
–Consumer cloud traffic per user will increase to 1.7 GB per month.
–Social networking will expand to 34% of all cloud traffic.
–Global IP traffic will almost triple in the next three years. Continue Reading