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Top 5 Big data trends revisited

September 2, 2015 • Big Data, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 Big data trends revisited

As we head deeper into the second half of 2015, Wayne Dick, Pre-Sales Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, Sub-Saharan Africa, revisits this year’s big data trends and considers how a streamlined data refinery architecture can help businesses to better process their information. The volume, velocity and variety of data has exploded in recent years. Research...

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HDS unlocks invaluable information from Telecom Big Data

March 5, 2015 • Big Data, Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on HDS unlocks invaluable information from Telecom Big Data

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, today launched Live Insight for Telecom, an advanced and predictive analytics solution that provides telecom service providers with real-time insight into network, service and...

HP Propel

Video Interview: Big Data & Connected Intelligence changes everything – HP

February 11, 2015 • Big Data, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Big Data & Connected Intelligence changes everything – HP

Joseph Kim is the Senior Director and General Manager for HP Propel. According to Kim, HP Software’s product lineup aims to help IT organisation transform into an IT Service Broker. Kim is the strategic leader and unifying force behind HP Propel, a new line...

Perry Hutton Fortinet

Securing the new era of big data

January 22, 2015 • Big Data, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Securing the new era of big data

In the digital age, information is the new currency.  And in order to get information, enterprises are mining data – and lots of it – for the knowledge that it can yield. On the scale of Internet commerce or social networks, the amount of data can be...

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Big Data: Where do you start?

December 8, 2014 • Big Data, Enterprise, OpinionComments Off on Big Data: Where do you start?

Big Data is currently a buzz word in the industry with many organisations pondering its value, virtues and implementing strategies to harness the benefits. Countless organisations’ understanding is that this data, when tapped into correctly, can provide a...

Yudhvir Seetharam_FNB Business

Is Big Data making its way to the banking sector?

December 3, 2014 • Big Data, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Is Big Data making its way to the banking sector?

In the era of information, the bank with the most actionable insights is the winner. The age of “Big Data” has begun to slowly filter through into the banking environment, with banks being able to design customer-centric solutions using statistical models...

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS). (Image source: Google/my-hds.com)

Hitachi Information forum: Big data ‘challenges compliance’

November 4, 2014 • Big Data, Company News, Top StoriesComments (1)

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) believes that the exponential growth in the amount of data in circulation is challenging sub-Saharan African organisations’ efforts to remain compliant. Speaking ahead of the Hitachi Information Forum 2014 in South...

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Bringing the human touch to big data analytics

August 18, 2014 • Big Data, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Bringing the human touch to big data analytics

In a crowded market place where differentiation is difficult, average revenue per user is low and price wars are not uncommon, African operators face a tri-fold challenge. They must find new ways to attract new more marginal customers, retain existing...

SAP, German Football Association use Big Data to Improve Player Performance at the 2014 World Cup

June 12, 2014 • Big Data, Company NewsComments Off on SAP, German Football Association use Big Data to Improve Player Performance at the 2014 World Cup

SAP and the German Football Association (DFB) have reemphasised their mutual commitment to taking football to the next level by showcasing the SAP® Match Insights solution for football, the result of a co-innovation project between SAP and DFB. This solution...

The 2017 SAP Africa Skills for Africa next moves to East Africa, Kenya in July 2017, followed by another South Africa chapter in the fourth quarter of this year.

Turning Big Data and the Cloud into Business Advantages

April 1, 2014 • Big Data, Company NewsComments Off on Turning Big Data and the Cloud into Business Advantages

Traditionally, data analytics has been perceived as expensive, time consuming and, in many cases, inefficient. Novel optimised analytical technology platforms in Africa are now heralding a new age of business analytics by effectively giving organisations the...

Africa’s technology news leader IT News Africa, in partnership with sponsor and global enterprise software company, Software AG, extends an invitation to the Africa’s ICT sector to to attend its forthcoming Innovation Dinner in Kenya, themed Big Data, Cloud and Accelerating Growth in the Enterprise. (Image source: Flickr/itnewsafrica.com)

Kenya looking to Big Data, Cloud to stay ahead

December 5, 2013 • Big Data, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya looking to Big Data, Cloud to stay ahead

Recent research conducted by IDG Connect suggests that there is a definite move towards big data projects in Kenya and Nigeria. According to this research, 64% of respondents are at planning, pilot scheme or live stage of Projects. It is indicative of the...

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Leverage big data for efficient claims processing

October 29, 2013 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Leverage big data for efficient claims processing

Short-term insurance and medical aid companies in Africa are under extreme pressure to keep up with the growing volumes of claims, with vital information embedded in faxes, emails, handwritten notes and phone calls that have pertinent information which need...

Huawei

Big Data – A hardware dream?

September 27, 2013 • Big Data, EnterpriseComments Off on Big Data – A hardware dream?

Big data. Like many monikers for emerging paradigms this term is often loosely thrown around within technical circles. Representing an exciting new development within the management and analysis of large data sets, it promises to revolutionise how we relate...

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SA’s big businesses lagging on big data analytics

August 26, 2013 • Big Data, Company NewsComments Off on SA’s big businesses lagging on big data analytics

Research on local adoption of big data analytics, conducted by Strategy Worx on behalf of Hitachi Data Systems, shows that whilst large corporates are ready for this technology trend, there is a general lack of strategic vision and drive to support...

Cloud taking big data analytics to new heights

July 2, 2013 • Big Data, Enterprise, Online & SocialComments Off on Cloud taking big data analytics to new heights

ICT industry experts agree that big data is a reality and that big data analytics could be used strategically to reinforce business operations across Africa, particularly in terms of customer services and marketing. Being able to analyse data and use this...

Innovation Dinner: Big data, big ideas straight to the cloud

May 28, 2013 • Big Data, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Innovation Dinner: Big data, big ideas straight to the cloud

Africa’s foremost ICT publication ITNewsAfrica.com announces that Avanade South Africa and SAS Institute South Africa have confirmed their lead sponsorship of the next Innovation Dinner scheduled in June. The theme chosen for this event is “Big Data,...