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      The great American disconnect

      If you believe history is yet to come, the United States is still the place to be. Only in America can you find people...

    2. March 18, 2015

      Review: ‘Big Data Revolution’ by Rob Thomas and Patrick McSharry

      What will be the impact of vast quantities of usable data on business? That is the overarching question that the authors of...

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    1. March 10, 2015

      From the cricket pitch to politics, the big data bandwagon rolls on

      The coach of the hapless English cricket team is an unlikely source of economic wisdom. But unwittingly, in responding to...

    2. February 25, 2015

      The BBVA bank vaults that hoard data instead of bullion

      The processors, roughly six feet tall, huddle in subterranean corridors. Apart from their humming, the room is locked in...

    3. February 17, 2015

      Parties make it personal with tailored messages in election battle

      Ever wondered how many people in the UK share your name? A new tool on the Labour party’s website will tell you the answer...

    4. February 4, 2015

      Big data: Credit where credit’s due

      In late 2008, Kevin Johnson returned to his home in Atlanta, Georgia, after a honeymoon abroad to find the financial system...

    5. February 3, 2015

      Health advances using ‘big data’ at risk, ministers warned

      Britain risks squandering the potential of “big data” to improve healthcare and advance medical research unless more is done...

    6. February 1, 2015

      Democratising finance: Banking on big data

      Imagine if your bank sent you a financial health-check every morning, predicting how likely you were to go overdrawn that...

    7. February 1, 2015

      Democratising finance: Big data homes in on insurance

      Democratising finance: Big data and insurers Like many young British drivers Denise Smith was paying the price for her...

    8. February 1, 2015

      Insurers warned to use ‘big data’ responsibly

      The insurance industry risks sparking a regulatory crackdown unless it takes “great care” to ensure its increasing use of...

    9. January 28, 2015

      Alibaba’s finance arm launches credit scoring service

      Alibaba Group’s finance arm has launched a credit rating system that draws on the Chinese ecommerce group’s huge trove of...

    10. January 22, 2015

      Goldman makes first foray into big data in Asia

      Goldman Sachs has made its first foray into big data in Asia by investing the lion’s share of a $56m round of funding for...

    11. January 18, 2015

      Alibaba pushes into investment world

      The Alibaba Group will this week step up its push into the investment world by launching a stock market index based on its...

    12. January 12, 2015

      DoJ uses big data to crack Medicare fraud schemes

      US authorities have saved billions of dollars by mining big data to identify and prosecute healthcare fraud, learning from...

    13. January 12, 2015

      US healthcare: Big data diagnoses fraud

      Late on an April evening in 2010, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation broke into a medical clinic in Bath Beach,...

    14. January 2, 2015

      Uphill battle for data sharing on Wall St

      Transparency is rarely the name of the game on Wall Street, where there are large sums of money to be made by arbitraging...

    15. December 29, 2014

      ‘Big data needs big guidance’

      Boardrooms the world over are excited by big data, but the collection of masses of information could lead to a legal mess...

    16. December 19, 2014

      Second time lucky in biotech shares

      Most investors have some guilty secrets lurking in their past. My recent predilection for the resources sector has been the...

    17. December 16, 2014

      View: Police must face up to cyber threats

      While internet attacks on big-name companies and organisations regularly attract the eye of the world’s media, far less...

    18. December 10, 2014

      Systems struggle to deal with information deluge

      Data are flooding into the world’s health services at a rapidly increasing rate and are sure to surge further in coming...

    19. December 9, 2014

      BBVA buys Spanish ‘big data’ start-up

      BBVA has bought a Spanish “big data” start-up in the latest sign that large banks are increasingly eager to integrate new...

    20. December 4, 2014

      Business of law: Knowledge is beginning to take wing

      Big data has been one of the business world’s buzziest phrases this year. The practice of harnessing large quantities of...

    21. November 30, 2014

      Banks tap into big data to trap wily traders

      Bankers beware – big data are watching you. A recent swath of trading scandals has spurred big banks to turn to new...

    22. November 23, 2014

      Goldman Sachs leads $15m financing of data service for investors

      Goldman Sachs has emerged as the largest investor in a financial analytics start-up that enables institutions to mine a...

    23. November 11, 2014

      Hortonworks: here’s a who

      Naming a technology after a stuffed animal is a fine example of Silicon Valley’s taste for the self-consciously laid-back....

    24. October 30, 2014

      Demand for big data and skills shortages drives wages boom

      Rising demand for big data expertise in retail, banking and finance has created a severe skills shortage that is allowing...

    25. October 17, 2014

      Big data begins to flex its lobbying muscles

      It used to be said that Wall Street held the swing vote in US money politics. Defence and energy always plumped for...

    26. September 2, 2014

      Experimental analytics helps bosses look beyond the obvious

      Business people like to think their decisions are rational and based on facts, but in practice they are often most swayed by...

    27. August 5, 2014

      Imperial unveils details of £3bn campus extension

      Imperial College London has unveiled details of a £3bn campus extension devoted to data science. The university has...

    28. July 22, 2014

      Big groups flex muscles as healthcare industry’s model shifts

      The global healthcare system is undergoing enormous change and is driven by the need to simultaneously improve quality,...

    29. July 9, 2014

      Forget the CV, data decide careers

      “I no longer look at somebody’s CV to determine if we will interview them or not,” declares Teri Morse, who oversees the...

    30. June 29, 2014

      Time will come when electronic health records turn into web apps

      Big data is nothing new to healthcare professionals. Hospitals and clinics have always kept detailed records on their...

    31. June 29, 2014

      Technology sees rise of the ‘expert patient’

      Most of us have grown accustomed to turning to our computers for guidance. Look up a book on Amazon, a film on Netflix, a...

    32. June 27, 2014

      Big Data: welcome to the Matrix

      If you haven’t heard, big data is everywhere. But not for investors: pure-play options are as rare as a glitch in the...

    33. June 24, 2014

      Social media and big data come into play

      Can social media reduce the price that a retailer pays for bread? Can big data help a manufacturer reduce hundreds of...

    34. June 13, 2014

      We’re in a bull market for complacency

      A few months ago I went to a talk at a conference in Japan about “big data” – the way in which we can use the endless reams...

    35. June 5, 2014

      One year on, Snowden affair shows power of big data analytics

      A year ago today, June 5 2013, The Guardian, a UK newspaper, published the first of its exclusives based on documents leaked...

    36. May 27, 2014

      Digital advances drive functions together and lift IT spending

      Marketing and IT may have their differences, but they have a growing amount in common, too. Both suffered budget cuts during...

    37. May 2, 2014

      White House study backs data-gathering

      US internet companies that collect masses of data about their users dodged a bullet on Thursday as a White House study...

    38. April 17, 2014

      No tech please – we’re British

      At a recent speed pitching event for technology start-ups in London, hosted by the UK Trade and Investment Commission,...

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