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Government should use big data like Google and Amazon to tailor services, says Cabinet Office's Paul Maltby

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Analyse social media to find out opinions without turning to thinktanks, he tells Computing
04 Apr 2014

ING Bank selects HortonWorks ahead of Cloudera in a bid to exploit big data

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Dutch bank wants to cut costs and improve services by replacing ageing data warehouse with a Hadoop data platform
04 Apr 2014

Big data 2014: what a difference a year makes

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In the first of two features revealing the results of Computing research into big data adoption, John Leonard reports on the lessons IT leaders are learning as projects move from the theoretical to the practical
02 Apr 2014

Big data: the view from the sharp end

Stuart Sumner analyses the responses to Computing’s Big Data Summit 2014 polls
01 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: eBay, TfL and others use social analytics to improve customer service

Major organisations in different industries are monitoring social channels to improve their services
28 Mar 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Big data ‘has revolutionised fraud prevention’

Fraud prevention has now become 'prescriptive' rather than 'descriptive'
27 Mar 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Analytics is taking risk out of insurance

Willis's Nigel Davis tells Big Data Summit technology is enabling insurance firm to assess individual parts of buildings for risk
27 Mar 2014

Intel delves deeper into wearables with BASIS Science acquisition

BASIS Science sells Basis band - a wearable health tracker that monitors heart rate and calories burned
26 Mar 2014

RBS chief analytics officer calls for ‘UK financial services cloud’

Alan Grogan believes sector should follow the example of the US healthcare industry in embracing the cloud
17 Mar 2014

British Gas deploys SAS analytics “as a service” to drive marketing campaigns

Analytic capabilities intended to mine customer information to power outbound marketing initiatives
12 Mar 2014

Banking IT disaster could happen again, unless banks move off legacy systems

The bank's chief analytics officer tells Computing that an IT glitch won't happen again at RBS
12 Mar 2014

Is Microsoft just testing the waters with Social Listening?

Sooraj Shah questions whether end-users are likely to find that Microsoft’s social tool adds any real value
12 Mar 2014

Meet IT's new boss: The CMO...

A growing number of CIOs are having to fend off an outright takeover by sales and marketing departments
12 Mar 2014

Are businesses sold on social media analytics?

Not everyone is convinced by the business case
11 Mar 2014

CIO interview: Mike Jones, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust IT director Mike Jones tells Computing’s Danny Palmer how mobility and big data are helping to improve patient care
26 Feb 2014

Banks haven’t got their heads around big data yet, says EY

Banks have fallen behind the curve, offering opportunities to those who understand data
20 Feb 2014

Claire House Children's Hospice chooses Tableau Software to improve data analysis

Charitable foundation using BI to get better insight into donors
19 Feb 2014

'Analytics key to stopping cyber attacks' - Websense's Alex Watson

Director of security research argues analysing big data for anomalies will be key to protecting organisations from cyber attacks
19 Feb 2014

Debenhams: Social media analysis is helpful, but not when it is computer generated

Retailer tells Computing that its own staff analyse Twitter and Facebook comments
14 Feb 2014

Debenhams, B&Q unconvinced by social media analytics

No buy-in on sentiment data which leads to the unknown, say retailers
13 Feb 2014

Technology and analytics high priorities for chief procurement officers in 2014 – Deloitte

Seven out of 10 CPOs plan 'some' or 'heavy' investment in technology over the next year
02 Jan 2014

How big data is foiling fraud

Authorities on either side of the Atlantic are using analytics to fight fraud. Danny Palmer examines how, through the use of big data, governments are saving billions
27 Dec 2013

Conservation International uses HP big data analytics to measure animal population decline

Environmental organisation deploys HP Vertica Analytics Platform to gauge conservation efforts
10 Dec 2013

Public sector could tackle £20bn a year fraud through big data, claims SAS

Business analytics firm makes the case for using technology for clampdown
06 Dec 2013