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Now is the time to unleash the power of big data

According to an Accenture study, 79% of enterprise executives agree that companies not embracing big data will lose their competitive edge, with a further 83% affirming that they have pursued big data projects at some point to stay ahead of the curve. Considering that data creation is on track to grow 10-fold by 2025, it’s crucial for companies to be able to process it more quickly, and meaningfully. By Eltjo Hofstee, Managing Director, Leaseweb UK.

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Big data: Fuelling change in the vehicle architecture

Did you know that autonomous vehicles are now the largest producer of data in the world? asks Christian Schäfer, Director Electrical and Electronic Systems, Aptiv.

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Breaking down the barriers of unstructured data

Businesses today are dealing with increasing volumes of data, not all of which resides in a standard database. In fact, 80% of business data is unstructured, tending to be human-generated and taking the form of emails, word documents, reports and PDFs, as well as external data such as that created by the Internet of Things and social media. With such a variety of formats and structures, and often holding a higher level of vital information than structured data, storing, processing and analysing...

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Big data and analytics?

The Big data and analytics question is at the forefront of many business leaders thinking but it’s worth taking a step back and looking at some of the wider macro-economic trends. Since the post war era, UK productivity has risen steadily when averaged over the decades but dropped significantly following the 2008 financial crisis and is now only slowly reaching post crisis levels. In fact, the Office for National Statistics has stated that in the last quarter of 2017, productivity of British wor...

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Understanding the democratisation of data

Business decisions are increasingly being made based on data insight, but getting access to this data, traditionally owned by IT departments, can, at times, be quite difficult. As the requests from across the business start piling up with the ‘owners’ of the data, there has been an increased demand for ‘data democratisation’ – the ability for everyday employees to access data, and understand it, at any time without requiring support from data specialists. By Javier Campos, Experian.

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Football’s just a branch of science: how the beautiful game is turning into a numbers game

“We should be playing with two up front”, “We shouldn’t have subbed him off”, “I can’t believe they’ve left him on the bench”. Andre Doerr of Exasol writes.

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Enhancing the dining experience for McDonald’s Belgium

McDonald’s Belgium partnered with Purple, Cisco Meraki and Socialspot to deliver a fast, free and secure guest WiFi network in over 80 restaurant locations across Belgium.

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