In September, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released its official recommendations approving cloud services, but providing clear guidelines and encouraging the introduction of policies around where data is held.Continue reading →
Storing your business’s important information on the cloud is a great way to prevent data loss, protect against cyber criminals and provide easy accessibility to selected individuals. In addition to this, you have a nearly unlimited amount of storage which means that you won’t need to worry about upgrading your hardware every couple of months.Continue reading →
Back in June, the US Supreme Court made a landmark ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 6-3 vote ensured that 'Obamacare' lived on and guaranteed that citizens across the US would enjoy healthcare insurance regardless of the state they lived in.
And aside from changing the lives of millions of poorer Americans, Obama's famous bill will also have a big effect on big data in the healthcare industry. Almost automatically, hospitals, healthcare companies and insurers will face a deluge of data from 'new' users that must be dealt with.
A new EU ruling has stated that all new vehicles in Britain and Europe will have to be fitted with automatic ‘SOS’ black boxes by 2018. This move is estimated to cost around £90 per car, but could cut road deaths by around 10% by automatically alerting the nearest emergency centre in the event of a collision.
This call will include vital information such as the exact location and time of crash, as well as how many people were in the vehicle at the time of collision. While some manufacturers, like Vauxhall, already provide this service as a wider package, this ruling will make it compulsory for any vehicle sold in the EU.Continue reading →
Is your organisation making the most of big data to improve its CRM?
While Customer Relationship Management has always used data to build up an understanding of customers and stakeholders, this kind of information has typically been relatively structured, such as:
- Contact details
- Purchase history
- Spending habits
- Technological habits
Big Data Analytics has a wealth of applications, but one of the most useful things to come from this is that is has become far easier to spot cyber criminals. With cybercrime on the rise and costing businesses thousands, even millions, every year this tool is just one more necessary weapon in the fight against the bad guys.Continue reading →
Google’s News Lab may be the best thing to happen to journalists since the invention of spell check. News Lab was created to help journalists access information, media and collaborate easily from wherever they are in the world.Continue reading →
If your business isn’t well connected then, chances are, you’re not going to be as successful as you could be.
Taking a modern IT approach is essential to streamlining your business, creating a more efficient and secure process and improving company-wide infrastructure. While there are many ways that this should be approached, today’s enterprises should turn towards using Big Data to improve their IT operations; here’s why:Continue reading →