Category: Big Data

Big Data, Tech

Big data has a trust issue. This city wants to take a smarter approach

August 25, 2020

Via: ZDnet

What’s the best way to help your city thrive after a global pandemic? For Mark Gannon, director of business change and information solutions at Sheffield City Council, the answer might lie in big data. “We want to give the organisation […]

Big Data, Tech

AI may not predict the next pandemic, but big data and machine learning can fight this one

August 21, 2020

Via: ZDnet

In April, at the height of the lockdown, computer-science professor Àlex Arenas predicted that a second wave of coronavirus was highly possible this summer in Spain. At the time, many scientists were still confident that high temperature and humidity would […]

Big Data, Tech

Big Data: Three ways Chief Data Officers can change the agenda

August 12, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The rise of chief data officers (CDOs), who are responsible for organisation-wide governance, management and exploitation of information, has been rapid. The number of companies hiring a CDO has more than quadrupled since 2012 and analyst Gartner estimates 90% of […]

Big Data, Tech

National Response Portal enables hospital data sharing to combat coronavirus

July 20, 2020

Via: CIO

With the number of coronavirus cases surging in most U.S. states, several healthcare providers are seeking to enable an unprecedented level of data sharing with the creation of the National Response Portal (NRP). Built on Google Cloud by cloud solutions […]

Big Data, Tech

Insight everywhere: The state of analytics in 2020

July 13, 2020

Via: CIO

The world bought into the idea of continual improvement ever since Japanese car companies embraced it in the ‘70s and ate Detroit’s lunch. But you can’t improve what you can’t measure – which is why analytics now envelops the entire […]

Big Data, Tech

Why data and processing should live in the cloud, not on devices

June 26, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

I’m a big fan of IEEE’s coverage of the emerging cloud computing space. The technical depth of the articles won’t tempt the average IT reader to subscribe, but I like their focus on new innovations, followed by the detailed solutions […]

Big Data, Software, Tech

Google now tells you how coronavirus will affect your travel plans

March 25, 2020

Via: BGR

There are clearly more pressing concerns at the moment than canceling or rescheduling travel plans that were made prior to the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, but that does not change the fact that countless […]

Big Data, Mobility, Tech

Facebook, Google discuss sharing smartphone data with government to fight coronavirus, but there are risks

March 19, 2020


The disclosure that the U.S. government is currently in discussions with Facebook, Google and other tech companies about the possibility of using location and movement data from Americans’ smartphones to combat coronavirus has some people on edge about potential privacy […]

Big Data, Software, Tech

White House leads effort to publish COVID-19 open research data set

March 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

In the span of a week, a unique cooperative effort between academic, government and industry researchers has produced a new, structured dataset that the worldwide machine learning community can use to advance COVID-19 research. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) […]

Big Data, Hardware, Tech

UPS Says Jobs Will Survive A.I.—But With One Condition

November 18, 2019

Via: Fortune

The logistics industry is on the cusp of dramatic transformation at the hands of artificial intelligence and drone technology. But what does that mean today for all the employees involved in the industry? According to UPS CEO David Abney, who […]