2017 may finally be the year for Big Data as a Service (BDaaS). Businesses have been capturing data frantically, but, with a few exceptions, have failed to reap the full benefit of the data they’ve gathered. But there are two converging trends in 2017 that make us believe more enterprise organizations will finally leverage their big data to reap big rewards. Continue Reading
Sometimes you have to see it to believe it. In the world of big data, sometimes you have to see it to understand it. True data insight comes from turning overwhelming lines of raw material into comprehensive business analytics. Collating data and extrapolating it into a meaningful format can bridge gaps in understanding across your organization. Continue Reading
People just want to be seen and heard. That’s the human inclination that Facebook so brilliantly capitalized upon. But while you’ve been busy finding your voice and shouting your opinions to the world, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have been capturing some big data on your activities. As a result, many people limit or refuse to share, due to fears over how that information will be used. Social data can limit job prospects or raise your insurance premiums. But now there’s a new app called Vero that swears it doesn’t want your data, just your thoughts.
Pass me another Guinness and let me tell you a story of Ireland. Out of the lushly greening carpet covering the rock heart of this island, comes a new, surprising export: Big Data. Continue Reading
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