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April 23, 2013

While the growth rate of the enterprise software market has slowed from the previous two years, IDC reveals that big data and cloud are providing a significant boost to sales.

April 17, 2013

The world of automotive is a ripe breeding ground for telematics. With the addition of big data and advanced analytics, our cars and the surrounding infrastructure are getting smarter. Mark Young rounds up recent innovations.


March 14, 2013

Latest research by the analyst firm has predicted that big data implementation will dramatically increase over the coming year.

New research by analyst company Gartner has revealed that 42 per cent of firms have already invested in big data or will do so over the rest of the year.

The latest study, part of Gartner’s ‘Big Data, Bigger Opportunities: Investing in Information and Analytics’ report, had led to the claim that 2013 will be ‘big data’s year’.

December 18, 2012

Some people say that big data is beyond the realms of normal people’s talents. But surely there’s still a bright future for the old guard? Dominic Pollard explores.

Someone remarked to me recently that most people will struggle to get to grips with big data. In fact, this man (who works in a senior position for a leading supplier of big data solutions) went as far as to say that most people simply won’t be able to draw any insight or value from big data because they are “innately incompetent with numbers”.

December 12, 2012

IDC has made its predictions for the 'digital universe' until 2020 and states that organisations will have to deal with far more data but with lower budgets.

CIOs are going tobe placed under increasing pressure by the new demands brought about my big data, according to the latest research carried out by the International Data Corporation (IDC).

The analyst firm has made its ‘digital universe’ predictions for the rest of the decade. Central to the forecast is the rise in the amount of data being generated and stored by organisations and the ensuing difficulties in managing and analysing these data sets.

December 11, 2012

Student Academy in the Midlands will benefit from latest up-to-date SAS high performance analytics software.


November 15, 2012

New research by Gartner predicts that big data will generate new jobs and boost IT spending over the next three years.

November 1, 2012

Big data is growing – and some people see it as the future of enterprise computing. But what if it takes off too fast, TechWeekEurope’s Peter Judge explores.

It’s now nearing the top of the Gartner hype cycle – the iconic graph from the analyst firm, which tracks new technologies up to a peak when expectations are at their highest, and then down the other side when people get disillusioned with them, before climbing the steady incline of real exploitation.

Hype or transformation?

October 31, 2012

Because we have great speakers and a fantatsic agenda to get you clued up on big data (and otherwise you might end up holding a conference for meerkats next to a pile of sleeping lions).

Why should you attend the 4th Big Data Insight Group Forum on November 13?

Here are few reasons why...

Great end user speakers:

•    Dr David Sibbald, Executive Chairman, Aridhia (leading medical big data specialist)

•    John Esner, Partner, Oslwang (legal)

October 29, 2012

As part of its 2013-and-beyond trends predictions, Gartner says 4.4m big data jobs will be create over the next three years - but only a third will be filled.

Analyst company Gartner has revealed its IT predictions for 2013, considering the development and knock-on effects of key market trends including big data, cloud computing, bring your own device (BYOD) and Windows 8.

October 19, 2012

The analyst firm Gartner has predicted that big data is going to drive IT spending to $34bn (£21bn) by 2013.

Big data is going to drive $28bn (£17.3bn) of IT spending this year as organisations look to invest in the new technologies to get to grips with the ever-expanding data they are managing, new research suggests.

October 19, 2012

Many organisations struggle to set up internal big data projects. Luckily there's plenty of innovative start-ups ready and willing to help. Mark Young runs through six of Britain's finest.

Mark Young is on Twitter: @Mark_J_Young

October 8, 2012

SNW Europe, Virtualization World and Datacenter Technologies 2012 to feature deep dives into the hottest technologies and trends in the industry at Frankfurt-based conference. Big Data Insight Group's founder and managing director Emma Morgan to speak.

October 4, 2012

With more than 1.8 zettabytes of information created in 2011 (which would require 57.5 billion 32 GB iPads to store!) and 2.5 quintillions pieces of data being churned out every day according to IBM, big data has become a serious business issue for enterprises of all sizes.

With more than 1.8 zettabytes of information created in 2011 (which would require 57.5 billion 32 GB iPads to store!) and 2.5 quintillions pieces of data being churned out every day according to IBM, big data has become a serious business issue for enterprises of all sizes. While it is not a new phenomenon, how big data is being used is evolving. The real question is how C-suite executives will interact with the ever growing data demand.

September 12, 2012

First of new Applied Insight Series of reports available to download now, free.

Big Data Insight Group is delighted to unveil the first report in its new Applied Insight Series – ‘What businesses can learn from big data and high performance analytics in the manufacturing industry’.

The report has been produced independently by the community-led analyst company Big Data Insight Group, having been commissioned by IT companies and big data leaders EMC Greenplum and Bull.

August 29, 2012

New five day practical big data training courses available at EMC Tower in London or delivered remotely.

The global technology corporation EMC is looking to address fears of a shortage of data scientists by offering an intensive, practical, five-day big data training course.

August 22, 2012

Read about our latest Big Data Insight Group member, Francis Loh from online auction giant eBay, who shares his uses of big data as well as his reasons for joining our community.

As a new editorial initiative here at the Business Leadership Exchange we are proud to bring you the first of our new series of member snapshots. In this series we ask the newest members of our different communities – Obis Omni, The Cloud Circle and Big Data Insight Group – to answer a few questions, both work related and personal.

August 20, 2012

Gartner's latest Hype Cycle report reveals the current expectation levels of big data, as well as 'tipping point technologies' like in-memory analytics and BYOD.

Technology research company Gartner has released the latest update in its Hype Cycles analysis, adding big data, ‘the Internet of Things’ and in-memory computing for the first time.

The Hype Circle is a graph (below) which plots some 1,900 technologies across 92 categories in terms of their benefit maturity. There is an accompanying report for each category.

August 2, 2012

‘Seizing competitive advantage through the power of insight-driven decision making’

July 30, 2012

The growth in information storage offers all kinds of opportunities for enhanced insight. But it also brings a number of headaches including costs, manageability and regulatory issues. Mark Young explores Nuix’s big data technology and some people process solutions which could help.

What is the extent of your company’s permanent document storage? A terabyte’s worth? 10tbs? 100? Whatever the total figure is, it’s probably growing. But how much of it do we actually need?

July 27, 2012

Over $1bn and four-fold increase in venture capitalist backing for big data firms over last five quarters.

Venture capitalist firms have invested over one billion US dollars in big data companies in little more than a year and the figure is growing rapidly, according to the investment angel analyst organisation CB Insights.

July 24, 2012

Analyst company Forrester explores the growth in the market for dynamic visialisation techniques to handle high volumes and velocity of data.

Analyst group Forrester has published its research into the advanced data visualisation market, revealing the differentiating factors in the market and which companies are leading the field.

July 12, 2012

The hype around big data will help the business analytics market to grow dramatically over the next few years, IDC claims.

Big data hype will help the business analytics market grow to $50.7bn by 2016, according to analyst firm the International Data Corporation (IDC).
In its ‘Worldwide Business Analytics Software 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares’ report, IDC states that following a 14 per cent growth last year the business analytics software market will continue to grow at an annual rate of 9.8 per cent for the next four years.

July 12, 2012

Want to sell analytics to a bigger market? You have to do more than just change the name, says Peter Judge.

Big data is on the cusp of being either a really useful concept – or yet another clumsy marketing buzzword that never quite squares with reality. The first time I heard it, it was obvious that big data was a “retread”. A new word for something that’s been around for a while. Big data, I realised, is just a new word for analytics.

Why the new name?