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Changing Times: an interview with FT CIO Christina Scott

CIO Christina Scott tells Stuart Sumner how the Financial Times uses its data to improve its service and extend the brand to new audiences via new platforms
19 May 2014

Hadoop is 'the biggest paradigm shift in a lifetime' MapR CMO

Hadoop can make things simpler as well as bigger, says MapR's Jack Norris
16 May 2014

SAS CEO: "I didn't believe in mobile"

"I could not see any real reason to want to do analytics and bring results back to something the size of a BlackBerry," says CEO Jim Goodnight
13 May 2014

Big data case studies: travel and business services

Two Couchbase customers, Amadeus and Concur, explain how NoSQL technology is giving them wings
09 May 2014

Who’s pulling IT’s strings?

Graeme Burton examines the technology that is giving the marketing department increasing power over IT
07 May 2014

Building public trust: an interview with Hampshire council CIO Jos Creese

Jos Creese explains that the public sector’s reputation for playing fast and loose with sensitive public data is unfair and hampering its ability to deliver optimal services. Stuart Sumner hears why attitudes need to change
02 May 2014

Open season: is open source really the best approach for NoSQL?

Two major Couchbase customers explain why they are gunning for the open source model - and where it is vulnerable
02 May 2014

SMEs and the appliance of data science

While Hortonworks has advised firms to “stick Excel on Hadoop”, Peter Gothard hears how even small companies need a more bespoke approach to data analysis
23 Apr 2014

Google Glass and big data taking off at Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic director of information Dave Bulman tells Computing how the airline is embracing innovation
17 Apr 2014

Research: Skilling up for big data

In the second of two features revealing the results of Computing research into big data adoption, John Leonard looks at where the skills gaps lie
16 Apr 2014

Managing big data privacy and ethics

Experts discuss big data ethics at Computing's recent Big Data Summit 2014
15 Apr 2014

What next in the battle for Hadoop supremacy?

Sooraj Shah asks how Intel’s $740m investment in Cloudera has altered the dynamics in the Hadoop data platform market
14 Apr 2014

Interview: Vin Murria, CEO and founder, Advanced Computer Software

Vin Murria explains why the UK has a cultural problem when it comes to start-ups, and allowing people to fail
11 Apr 2014

Are enterprises using the right tools to harness big data?

Are the latest big data technologies going to replace or work alongside traditional tools, asks Sooraj Shah
11 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Delegates' view

Delegates at Computing's recent Big Data Summit 2014 discuss their issues with the technology trend
08 Apr 2014

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

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

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

Big Data Summit 2014: Real world approaches to managing big data

In this panel sessions from Computing's recent Big Data Summit, a panel of CIOs discuss their approach to tackling their big data challenges
04 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014 - Keeping your data lake pure and secure

Intel's Richard Pilling explains how to ensure your structured and unstructured data is of high quality, and stored safely
03 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014 - Latest Developments

Missed Computing's Big Data Summit 2014? This video brings you up to speed on the latest developments in the industry, and the thoughts of the firms offering the leading-edge solutions to help you fully exploit both structured and unstructured data
03 Apr 2014

Hadoop Summit 2014: Organisations are only analysing 12 per cent of their data - Forrester

'Cold data' is just sitting in traditional data warehouses, says Mike Gualtieri
02 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Traditional database and BI tools 'can't handle' time and uncertainty, says Met Office CIO

Traditional analytic technologies struggle with the volume of data and multi-dimensional nature of Met Office's work
28 Mar 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: Shortage of talent endangering big data projects

Shortage of data scientists and big data specialists means organisations need to use more automated tools
28 Mar 2014