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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 to and interact with the wealth of information at our disposal. What is often underestimated,...

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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,...

SAS helps to clarify the Big Data issue

May 23, 2013 • Big Data, Top StoriesComments Off on SAS helps to clarify the Big Data issue

Despite misconceptions surrounding Big Data, there is no question about its relevance and the opportunity that exists in the adoption and integration of this trend in commerce. This is the view expressed by Craig Stephens, Principle Solution manager –...

Harnessing the value of big data, the Internet of Things for Africa

March 4, 2013 • Big Data, Internet of Things, Online & SocialComments Off on Harnessing the value of big data, the Internet of Things for Africa

The bulk of data out there is mostly unstructured, very valuable and if big data is the new oil, then analytics is the refinery. The impact of the variety, volume and velocity of big data was brought into discussion at the Cisco Expo 2013 being held at Sun...