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Bernard Marr's Blog – December 2015 Archive (6)

7 Tech Skills That Could Make Or Break Your Career

What will you need to know next year, in five years, in ten years, to be successful in your industry? What will your industry look like in the future? How has it evolved?

Think about how different your job or field was in the 1980s or 90s. Did your job even exist then? That’s only 20 or 30 years ago, and things have changed incredibly rapidly. In the early 90s,…

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Added by Bernard Marr on December 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Internet of Things is Really Only About One Thing

I have to admit, I love the swell of Internet of Things devices and technology we’re seeing right now.  

Smart alarm clocks that can wake you without waking your bedmate, smart showers that help you save water, a smart kettle or coffee pot you can start…

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Added by Bernard Marr on December 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Big Value of Weather Data in the Big Data Economy

What does a computer company want with a bunch of meteorologists?

A few weeks ago, IBM announced it was acquiring The Weather Company, which owns Weather.com and Weather Underground, and the Wall Street Journal reported they were paying more than $2 billion for the privilege.

But why?

One word: data.

According to The New York Times, while The Weather Company employs many atmospheric scientists and meteorologists, nearly three-quarters of its…

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Added by Bernard Marr on December 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Big Data Possibilities

What is Big Data?…

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Added by Bernard Marr on December 13, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Big Data at NASA

“Billions and billions…”

It’s a phrase made famous by physicist Carl Sagan on his popular Cosmos TV show, and he was referring to the number of stars in our universe.

But it could also easily be applied to the bits of data NASA is collecting about that same universe.

It’s a daunting task — and with its dozens of missions and hundreds of scientists taken together, it may constitute the biggest big data project ever undertaken.…

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Added by Bernard Marr on December 5, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

10 Big Data Use Cases Everyone Must Read

What do you think of when you think of "big data"?

For many, it's a nebulous term that invokes images of huge server farms humming away. Or perhaps you think of receiving some kind of personalized advertisement from a retailer.

But big data is so much deeper and broader than that. I believe there are 10 major areas in which big data is currently being used to excellent advantage in practice - but within those arenas,…

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Added by Bernard Marr on December 2, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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