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15 Cool Big Data Quotes From Industry Influencers

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Like it or not, big data is revolutionising 21st century life. Here are some of the most memorable big data quotes:

 

1. “Data really powers everything that we do” – Jeff Weiner, Chief Executive of LinkedIn.

2. “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” – W. Edwards Deming, American statistician.

3. “The world is now awash in data and we can see consumers in a lot clearer ways” – Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal.


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The Secret Ingredient Of Every Successful Cloud-Based Company

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

It drives profit margin and share price. It is “what consumers are looking for and share with one another,” said Larry Light, CEO of Arcature.

It is a “great force multiplier,” added Tom Ridge, Former US Secretary of Homeland Security.

It will cost you 20 years to acquire and yet “only five minutes to ruin it,” chimed billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

The “it” that they’re talking about is of course the word, “trust.”

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Why China Said “No” To Dropbox

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

$16.1 billion dollars.

That’s the size of the big data market in China. It has prompted aggressive cloud-based initiatives in the region by Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Alibaba and others, all of whom are desperate to carve out a piece of the market.

But one company that has seen the door of market share opportunity slammed on its services (again) is Dropbox.

Censorship monitoring organisation GreatFire.org announced that the file sharing tool has been blocked at 86% for the last 90 days. This comes in the wake of China’s extreme crackdown on Google following the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square movement. And it is the second time that Dropbox’s services have been banned, with the first time being back in 2010.

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Why Major Players in the Media Choose Maytech

Posted on September 09, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

We live in a world where news is instant. Something happens in the Middle East and we get the story and pictures straight away. This can be mainly credited to the advancements in large file transfer and its ability to carry high-definition media content around the world.

The right file sharing product

Whether a story has broken in Koryak Okrug, far-east Siberia or Seven Sisters, north London, the right file sharing product can be the difference between it staying on location or it reaching the world.

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How Safe is Your Data with Contactless Payments?

Posted on September 09, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) payment technology is here. It’s being used in smartphone retail payment solutions like Google Wallet, in prepaid payment cards like Transport for London’s Oyster card, and it’s being rolled out on debit cards for low-value goods up to £20.

There are already more than 20 million contactless credit or debit cards already issued in the UK and more than 80,000 merchant readers installed, with forecasters touting it for a big future because of the speed of use and convenience benefits it offers.

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Chinese Hackers Love U.S Think Tanks. Here’s Why

Posted on September 07, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|


“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” – Mario Puzo, The Godfather

Alright, let’s start with the facts.

Fact #1

Last month, it was reported that U.S Middle East experts working at major U.S think tanks had been hacked by a Chinese espionage group with connections to the Chinese government.

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Star Wars Episode VII: Data Breaches in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Posted on September 06, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

It’s fair to say that Star Wars: Episode VII is one of the decade’s most eagerly-awaited films.

Directed by JJ Abrams, the seventh instalment in the film series is currently being shot and will be unleashed to millions of feverish fans at the end of 2015.

But with such expectation comes great scrutiny. So far, a number of details about the film have breached the series’ usually-unimpeachable data force field – posing taxing questions about Hollywood’s relationship with data security and secure data transfer. In just a few months, we’ve found out:

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How to Use Big Data to Make Future Projections within Business

Posted on September 04, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”

 

Those were the words of the legendary Wayne Gretzky...leading point scorer in National Hockey League history, and dubbed by many as the “greatest hockey player ever”.

But as exhilarating (and brutal!) as the game of hockey can be, with the hockey puck travelling across the ice at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, this is an overweight couch potato when compared to the speed of 21st century business.

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How Modern Marketing Utilises Big Data To Be Bolder and Better

Posted on September 02, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

 

Data has always been an important tool for a marketer. From surveys to product reviews to competition analysis, it has always been used to help them better understand their customers and deliver more targeted pitches.

If data is the trusty screwdriver in a marketer’s toolbox then big data is the power drill.

Labeled, in a new McKinsey report, the “biggest game-changing opportunity for marketing and sales since the Internet went mainstream almost 20 years ago”, big data has opened up the array of insights into customer needs and behaviours that marketers can mine ten-fold.

Here’s how marketers are using big data to change the game and improve their services…

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Open Data within Charities and How it can Help with Transparency

Posted on September 01, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

 

 Information about charities from registration details to accounts has been readily available for some time now but the move to make it open data in recent years has really brought it on leaps and bounds in terms of transparency.

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