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Big Data Can Save the World

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by Angela Guess Larry Irving of TechWire.net recently wrote, “Big Data (the collection and analysis of large flows of information from a variety of sources) is experiencing explosive growth in the corporate and business sectors.  That growth has not been replicated, to date, in the development sector.  While companies increasingly are harnessing the power of Big…

Understanding the Global Pulse with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of UN Global Pulse recently wrote, “This new era of big data represents significant challenges and opportunities for global development. With support and guidance, the development community can embrace the craft of ‘data science’ to enhance evidence-based decision-making. Yet it is important that humanitarian and development practitioners and policymakers understand that…

Big Data is Growing Up

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by Angela Guess Thomas H. Davenport recently wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal stating, “A company to which I’m an advisor, NewVantage Partners, just released its second annual survey of Big Data use in large companies. Most of the companies (75%) participating in the survey were large financial firms, but 20% were in healthcare…

A History of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Uri Friedman of ForeignPolicy.com has composed a history of how Big Data has developed over the last few decades. He points to 1997: “NASA researchers Michael Cox and David Ellsworth use the term ‘big data’ for the first time to describe a familiar challenge in the 1990s: supercomputers generating massive amounts of…

Fujitsu Working on First Integrated Big Data Development Platform

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by Angela Guess Fujitsu Laboratories Limited has announced that the company is developing “the industry’s first integrated big data development platform for processing large volumes of diverse time-series data.” The article states, “In recent years, massive amounts of diverse data—as represented by sensor data, human location data, and other kinds of time-series data—continue to grow…

Exploit That R&D!

  So many semantic web efforts have their beginnings as R&D projects. Moving these projects from the lab into the real world has its challenges. But they can be overcome, and Daniel Field, business consultant at IT services and consulting company Atos Origin, has advice on how to manage them so the investment pays off.…