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Michael J Fox Foundation uses big data to monitor Parkinson's disease

Medical research organisation joins forces with Intel to help speed development of new drugs
14 Aug 2014

National Express drives away from Excel and Access for data analytics

National Express's Frank Kozurek tells Danny Palmer about the benefits QlikView's business discovery platform has brought to a company previously reliant on Excel for analytics
12 Aug 2014

'Lack of maturity' in Hadoop big data analytics space, says Hotels.com CTO

Thierry Bedos, chief technology officer at Hotels.com says analytical tools providers have yet to catch up to a shift towards Hadoop
06 Aug 2014

Racing towards the cloud: an interview with Caterham head of group IT Bill Peters

Caterham Group head of IT Bill Peters tells Danny Palmer about his cloud-focused IT strategy, why he ditched BlackBerry and how Dell helped get the most recent addition to the F1 grid off the ground
01 Aug 2014

The ethical dilemmas of big data

Organisations have adopted an 'analyse first, ask legal questions later' approach to big data projects, but more and more people are raising ethical objections
01 Aug 2014

Is your job threatened by automation?

Insurance underwriter? You might want to retrain as a choreographer. Think tank spells out what technological change will mean for your job
31 Jul 2014

'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