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'Automotive electronics produces 25GB of data an hour' - what driverless cars means for IT

Next generation of driverless vehicles could produce up to 250GB per hour - meaning firms need the right database technology to exploit this stream
31 Jul 2014

ICO warns companies over big data initiatives

Organisations cannot ignore data protection laws in their big data projects
28 Jul 2014

Engineering a new infrastructure: an interview with Balfour Beatty CIO Danny Reeves

Balfour Beatty CIO Danny Reeves describes how the company has moved away from a 'closed-shop’ approach to IT and is now modernising its infrastructure in partnership with key suppliers
28 Jul 2014

HP invests £30m into Hortonworks to strengthen partnership

HP and Hortonworks to integrate technologies, and HP CTO Martin Fink will join Hortonworks' board
28 Jul 2014

Predictive big data analytics in healthcare

John Leonard talks to big data firms Amara and FlyingBinary about applying analytics to healthcare in the US and in the UK's NHS
23 Jul 2014

Leicestershire County Council selects Tableau Software to improve data insight

“Tableau has opened up greater possibilities for us by allowing staff to interrogate data and see results on-the-fly in an easily understandable format," says Robert Radburn, research and insight team leader
17 Jul 2014

IBM in big data deal with aero-engine maker Pratt & Whitney

IBM to analyse engine data to improve reliability and prolong engine life
17 Jul 2014

NSA data collection ineffective against terrorism and dangerous for democracy, say mathematicians

'Blanket surveillance is highly unlikely to prevent a terrorist attack and is a dangerous misuse of resources'
17 Jul 2014

It's a matter of distrust: Utilities in the age of transparency

Neil Kinson, vice president EMEA, Redwood Software, examines why the utility sector is falling behind its retail and US counterparts
15 Jul 2014

KPMG and Imperial College London team up in bid to help businesses exploit big data analytics

Partnership claims that new centre will help put UK at the forefront of data science
15 Jul 2014

Big data ‘crucial’ to daily decision making at Netflix

Speaking during a session at MicroStrategy World Forum 2014, Justin Ward, manager for data science & engineering at Netflix, explains how big data and algorithms play a part in everything the firm does
11 Jul 2014

European Space Agency sees out of this world potential in MicroStrategy BI tool

Salim Ansari, head of technical IT services at ESA, tells Computing how the organisation harnesses MicroStrategy's business intelligence solution and how they can push it further
09 Jul 2014

Adidas uses MicroStrategy analytic insights 'to get closer to consumers'

Michael Voegele, vice president of global IT and head of enterprise architecture for Adidas Group, explains how the sportswear firm uses MicroStrategy to bring consumers a better experience
08 Jul 2014

TfL selects Tibco on journey to exploit big data

CIO Steve Townsend says increased data intelligence will open up new avenues for developers and advertisers, as well as improving passenger journeys
03 Jul 2014

Hadoop distributor MapR announces $110m financing round

$80m equity funding led by Google Capital plus $30m debt facility with Silicon Valley Bank
30 Jun 2014

ITLF: putting big data into practice

Panel debate tackles skills shortages, the pace of change and the importance of leadership and evangelism
30 Jun 2014

New funding for Couchbase as NoSQL competition hots up

$60m funding round and appointment of new board member takes the fight to MongoDB
27 Jun 2014

Social homes, big data

The Housing Action Charitable Trust is starting to provide housing associations with big data analytic applications. Graeme Burton reports
24 Jun 2014

University of Cambridge picks Dell to help power SKA, the world's largest telescope

SKA project aims to harness the power of big data to help scientists observe the very edges of the universe
24 Jun 2014

The biggest big data projects

There’s big data and then there’s really big data. These are the big data goliaths. Stuart Dommett, Intel Business IT Evangelist, takes a look at the largest big data projects of all time
20 Jun 2014

How BNP Paribas manages multi-billion dollar asset markets with Tibco’s analytics solution

BNP Paribas Securities Service’s Laurent Chauvirey tells Computing why the bank selected Tibco’s Spotfire Enterprise Analytics solution in order to meet the time-to-market challenge.
19 Jun 2014

Five-star service: an interview with LateRooms.com CTO Stuart Hughes

LateRooms.com CTO Stuart Hughes tells Danny Palmer how agile development, big data and a happy, motivated IT team are key to providing the best customer service to hotel room bookers
19 Jun 2014

Transform 14: ‘Fast data’ is the evolution of big data – and not just hype', says Tibco CTO

Tibco CTO Matt Quinn tells Computing that ‘fast data’ allows organisations to benefit from making almost real-time analytical decisions
18 Jun 2014

Transform 2014: CIOs will lose control to the CMO as Internet of Things and big data explode

TIBCO CTO Matt Quinn: control of technology is moving away from CIOs and towards marketing
17 Jun 2014