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Category Archives: Big data

Malcolm Turnbull commits to opening up more government data to app developers

By Andrew Sadauskas, Smart Company Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has advocated opening up government data to third-party app developers during a speech to the Australian Information Industry Association’s Navigating Analytics Summit on Friday. During the speech, Turnbull said the public sector lags behind private enterprise when it comes to applying big data analytic techniques. “We

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Aussie companies not getting the most out of rising data volumes

Source IT Wire Australian organisations have been warned they may be placed at risk of litigation through compliance breaches due to the increasing cost of collecting and analysing business data, and that the problem could negatively impact their competitive potential in the wider market. According to data management vendor CommVault, a recent survey and whitepaper

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How big data helps firefighters do battle

By Chau Tu – Tech Page One Cities use mobile technology and analytics to identify fire risks and improve response times. Firefighters around the world are discovering that big data and mobile cloud technology are some of the best weapons for battling — and even preventing — fires. With access to geographic information systems (GIS)

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Businesses slow to capitalise on big data opportunities

By Mark Eggleton, The Australian Financial Review More than half of companies in the Asia Pacific region don’t really understand what big data means and the majority have been slow to adopt big data strategies according to a report undertaken by The Economist Intelligence Unit last year. Commissioned by Hitachi Data Systems, the Hype and

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Data-Heavy Heavens: Big Data, But Not As We Know It

By Daniel Price, CloudTweaks Big Data, But Not as we Know It As astronomy equipment becomes ever more complex and harvests ever increasing amounts of information from our skies, companies are applying the theories of big data to try and answer one of humanity’s most profound questions – are we alone? Data-Heavy Heavens The amount

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Data storage and security in the cloud

By Gordon Makryllos, CSO Online With cloud computing continuing its journey as arguably the dominant technology of the current era, so too the way we use it and manage its capabilities continue to evolve. The cloud has given us new ways to think about lots of traditional IT habits and practices, and as more and

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How Big Data Fails To Make Big Plays In Sports

By Matt Asay, @mjasay – readwrite Ever since Moneyball, the sports intelligentsia have rushed to find ways to implement Big Data to maximize the performance of their teams. From soccer to baseball, data is heralded as the key to winning games and, ultimately, trophies. Except that it isn’t. Not completely, anyway. The more data we collect, the

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Does Volume Mean Value for Big Data in Marketing?

By Jim Roberts, @BlacklerRoberts – Business 2 Community In my last article I started to look at Big Data, providing an overview of the concept and looked at the three core elements Volume, Velocity and Variety. In this article I will explore the potential impact of Volume on Marketing. Of the 3 V’s Volume is the easiest to

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