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    How The Internet of Things Is About to Explode

    The Internet of Things is heading our way, and it is heading here fast! In the past years, we have seen that the Internet of Things (IoT) is really taking off and we can safely say that we are about to reach a tipping point. Any industry is currently working on connected devices. Ranging from connected cutlery (HAPIfork), smart locks for your door (August) or your bike (SkyLock), connected toothbrush (Oral-B) to connected jewels (Wistiki). The supply of connected devices is tremendous and the ones just mentioned are only those for consumers. Also, the industries such as the mining industry [...]

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    5 Reasons Apache Spark is the Swiss Army Knife of Big Data Analytics

    We are living in exponential times. Especially if we are talking about data. The world is moving fast, and more data is generated every day. With all that data coming your way, you need the right tools to deal with the growing amounts of data. If you want to get any insights from all that data, you need tools that can process massive amounts of data quickly and efficiently. Fortunately, the Big Data open source landscape is also growing rapidly and more, and more tools come to the market to help you with this. One of these open source tools that is making fame at this moment is Apache [...]

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    5 Easy Steps to Embed Big Data in Your Business

    For many organisations, it is still difficult to understand what Big Data is and how it should be incorporated into their business. This is quite understandable, as Big Data offers such radical and disruptive new possibilities as well as requires a dramatic cultural change for many organisations. The past weeks I have been thinking a lot about this and how this process could be simplified. Because when more organisations understand how to embed Big Data in their business, the more it will drive innovation and economic growth. We know by now that Big Data can have a big impact on any part of[...]

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    5 Cyber Risks Affecting the Internet of Things and How to Manage These Risks

    The Internet of Things will offer organizations tremendous value and will provide consumers with fantastic benefits. However, the Internet of Things also comes with a wide variety of cyber risks that could harm organizations and consumers who work with the IoT. To protect your organization from these cyber risks, you should have the right data governance procedures in place to protect the data that is generated by IoT devices. However, which data governance measures you should take depends on the different cyber risks that could affect your IoT business. Moreover, there are quite a few [...]

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    Why Trust and Data Breaches Don't Get Along

    If you want to retain the trust of your customers, you better make sure that you don't have any data breaches. As this infographic, developed by Gemalto, shows, data breaches have a significant impact on consumer trust, loyalty and the perception of how seriously companies take the security of customers' personal and financial data. According to the survey "nearly two-thirds (64%) of consumers surveyed worldwide say they are unlikely to shop or do business again with a company that had experienced a breach where financial information was stolen n, and almost half (49%) had the same opinion [...]

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    4 Use Cases of Big Data and High Performance Computing

    With the amount of data that organizations have to deal, with expected to grow into the exabytes in the coming year(s), we will need better technology. Bring in High-Performance Computing, or HPC in short, and a completely new world opens for you. HPC is dramatically changing the playing field.  In the past years, it has grown from an innovative feature used only by the most advanced scientific research centres, to a tool that enables organisations across industries to gain advantages of Big Data. Presidents from the USA to Russia have stressed the importance of HPC. Today more and more [...]

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    7 Important Big Data Trends for 2016

    It is the end of the year again and that means it is time for the Big Data trends for next year. I did that for 2014, I did it for 2015 and now it is time for 2016. What is awaiting us in 2016? Which Big Data trends will have an impact on the global Big Data domain? How will Big Data affect organizations in 2016? Let’s have a look at seven of the most important Big Data trends for the year 2016. 1. The Rise of the Algorithms Big Data is out, Algorithms are in. Data has become a commodity and every organization is capable of collecting and storing vast amounts of data. Analysing all [...]

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    How Data Lakes Open New Possibilities for Your Organisation

    In the past years, I have seen a flood of information on data lakes, and it looks like it is becoming as much of a buzzword as Big Data. I described data lakes as a growing trend in 2015 – stating that it was time for organisations to experiment with data lakes. But are we seeing much progress? Sure, organisations like Facebook, Google and Yahoo have advanced considerably, and their developers experience numerous benefits using data lakes. But what does it mean - a data lake - and what are the benefits of it? And are ‘offline’ organisations such as retailers and financial services [...]

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    7 Reasons why the Algorithmic Business will Change Society

    The world around us is changing so rapidly, that even the hype big data is already outdated. Big data is nothing new any more, and by now we all know that more data is coming our way, rapidly. But in big data itself is no value at all.  We can all generate massive amounts of data after all. By itself, big data is not transformative. Not even big data analytics is driving the change, after all, any company can hire analysts to provide insights into your data. Where the real value lies is in algorithms. Algorithms define action and dynamic algorithms are at the core of future businesses. [...]

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    How Engineering Company Siemens Creates Value for Their Customers Using Big Data Analytics

    Siemens is a 168-years old engineering company that has prepared itself for the future. While most consumers might know Siemens from washing machines and electronic equipment, that image is largely outdated. Today, Siemens manufactures trains, power plant equipment, healthcare equipment and offers a wide range of smart software solutions. In the past decade, they have moved forward and combined their engineering capability with great new analytical capabilities to help their customers perform better. Let's look at three examples of how they are changing the game for the energy industry, [...]

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