Latest Big Data publications

Singapore research group highlights difficulties in ‘anonymising’ location data

A new report [PDF] by a Singapore-based research group has cast doubt upon current practices in anonymising location-based mobile data, suggesting that individuals can be easily re-identified from large mobile datasets, and that such detailed data poses ‘serious privacy risks’. The dataset used by the group, which is partially funded by the National Research Foundation of… Read More

Dell reacts to latest IT challenges, outlining future data centre and cloud objectives

In its Solutions Summit in Brussels yesterday, Dell outlined its future data centre and cloud strategies based on four main imperatives; transform, connect, inform and protect. Michael Dell, founder and chief executive of Dell, who presented the objectives, said that the company would seek to tackle recent IT challenges, including security concerns, changes to software-defined… Read More

IBM reveals new cloud analytics software to fight growing cybercrime threats

IBM has announced the launch of a new cloud data and analytics service designed to combat cybercrime. Revealed on Monday as the IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis (EIA), the software is a high-speed analysis and criminal investigation programme which hunts for “non-obvious relationships masked within hundreds of terabytes of data and trillions of objects in just… Read More

Buzzword Bingo and Big Data

In my last company, once per year we had something called an ‘Innovation Day’. Because I tend to take a sense of pride in doing the exact opposite of what I’ve been asked to do, each year I would come up with the same thing – an app that would enable people to chat with… Read More

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