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Bernard Marr's Blog – May 2015 Archive (8)

How Apple Uses Big Data To Drive Success

Apple’s old slogan was “Think Different” – and while it is now retired, and the ethos may not be as apparent in the company’s products as it once was, it is true for their approach to Big Data.

In some…

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Added by Bernard Marr on May 22, 2015 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Big Data: Uncovering The Secrets of Our Universe At CERN

CERN is best known these days as the research organization which operates the Large Hadron Collider – the largest and most complicated science experiment ever undertaken, which aims to explain mysteries behind the creation of the universe.…

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Added by Bernard Marr on May 22, 2015 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Where Big Data Projects Fail

Over the past 6 months I have seen the number of big data projects go up significantly and most of the companies I work with are planning to increase their Big Data activities even further over the next 12 months. Many of these initiatives come with high expectations but big data projects are far from fool-proof. In fact, I predict that half of all big data projects will fail to deliver against their expectations.

Failure can happen for many reasons, however there are a few…

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Added by Bernard Marr on May 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

How To Make A Billion Dollars From Big Data

Among the new faces making their debut on the Forbes 2015 billionaires list are a growing number who have made their fortunes from Big Data.

These Big Data billionaires are at the top of their game – all of them have built empires on their ability to collect, interpret and use data in ways no one had thought of…

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Added by Bernard Marr on May 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Amazing Ways Uber Is Using Big Data

Uber is a smartphone-app based taxi booking service which connects users who need to get somewhere with drivers willing to give them a ride. The service has been hugely controversial, due to regular taxi drivers claiming that it is destroying their livelihoods, and concerns over the lack of regulation of the company’s drivers.…

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Added by Bernard Marr on May 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

From Farming To Big Data: The Amazing Story of John Deere

US agricultural manufacturer John Deere has always been a pioneering company. Its eponymous founder personally designed, built and sold some of the first commercial steel ploughs. These made the lives of settlers moving into the Midwest during the middle of the 19th century much easier and established the company as an American legend.

Often at the forefront of innovation, it is no surprise that it has embraced Big Data enthusiastically – assisting pioneers with the taming…

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Added by Bernard Marr on May 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Big Data and the Internet of Things Create Smart Cities

The Internet of Things may be giving over to the Internet of Everything as more and more uses are dreamed up for the new wave of Smart Cities.

In the Internet of Things, objects have their own IP address, meaning that sensors connected to the web can send data to the cloud on just about anything: how much traffic is rolling through a stoplight, how much water you’re using, or how full a trash dumpster is.…

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Added by Bernard Marr on May 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Big Data = Hype; But Why That Doesn't Matter

From time to time, you still come across someone with the opinion that Big Data is nothing more than a fad, which will be forgotten about soon enough.

You might not expect to hear this from me, but they’re actually right. Well – half right, at least!

As I’ve written before, I’m not actually a fan of the term “Big Data”, which puts overemphasis on the importance of size. Anyone who’s been reading my articles for a while will know that I’m firmly of the opinion that what you do…

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Added by Bernard Marr on May 1, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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