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Bernard Marr's Blog – April 2016 Archive (4)

15 Astonishing Tweetable Facts About Analytics

Big data and its conjoined twin analytics are the business buzzwords of the decade to be sure — and for good reason. Because of advances in technology and computing, we’re generating more data than ever before.  A lot more.  And we’re learning how to put it to good use.

Whether you’re the IT guy trying to convince your boss that analytics are where he should be…

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Added by Bernard Marr on April 28, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

21 Scary Things Big Data Knows About You

What does big data know about you?

Quite a lot.

Every time we use a computer, access our phones, or open an app on a tablet, we’re leaving a digital trail. Most people are vaguely aware that Google knows what they’ve searched for, or that Facebook knows who their friends are, but it goes much, much deeper than that.

I’ve compiled a list of…

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Added by Bernard Marr on April 28, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why Data Minimization Is An Important Concept In The Age of Big Data

Bigger is always better, right?

Well, not necessarily. Even in the realm of big data, companies and governments are beginning to see the value in a “less is more” approach.  This is actually in stark contrast with things data-driven CEOs like Jeff Bezzos at Amazon believed when he said “We never throw away data”.

In fact, the European Union has recently included this in new laws of the Data Protection Act that will come into effect soon.  The act says, “Personal data shall be…

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Added by Bernard Marr on April 5, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to Answer the Biggest Questions About Big Data -- in 3 Minutes or Less

A blank face is the most common reaction of people when I tell them I work in big data. Most people I meet in my private life haven’t even heard of the term ‘big data’, let alone have a solid understanding of what it is.

So, for those people in my (and maybe your) life, I’ve put together a little cheat sheet answering the three biggest questions I get asked about big data — each in about a minute or less, and in terms anyone can understand.

Ready? Start the timer. Here we…

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Added by Bernard Marr on April 5, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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