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Will 2022 be Any Different from 2021 for Big Data?

Big data and analytics have proven to be an important piece in the competitiveness of many organizations. Regardless of the early success stories, it is still in its early stages, meaning a lot is still in the pipeline. Thanks to the increasing adoption and investment in this technology, it is fast evolving into one of the most useful technologies in the business landscape. Here are some trends in big data that might shape 2022.

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U.K. Publishes 10-Year Plan to Become the Next AI "Superpower"

The U.K. government recently unveiled their 10-year plan to rival China and the United States as the “AI superpower.” In a statement - Chris Philp, a minister of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said, “Today we’re laying the foundations for the next ten years’ growth with a strategy to help us seize the potential of artificial intelligence and play a leading role in shaping the way the world governs it.”

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T-Mobile Suffers 5th Data Breach in 3 Years

No this isn’t a case of déjà vu – T-Mobile suffered another data breach – their fifth in just three years. According to Forrester Research security and risk analyst Allie Mellen this is “the worst breach” to date.  In a published statement on August 20, 2021, the popular wireless carrier company announced that hackers were able to steal sensitive data of over 40 million customers who applied for credit with the company. This includes both social security numbers (SSN) as well as drivers license numbers.  

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Big Data Pandemic Help  

As the world continues battling the COVID-19 pandemic, getting the right data needed to fight this disease is a matter of life and death. Governments and responsible agencies are running against time to find the source of information that will help them trace the potentially infected persons and their contacts. However, with a large amount of information from different sources every day, it is hard to determine which is correct from what is not. This is where big data come into place. Big data gives governments insights that allow them to take preventive action against the pandemic. Here is how big data is helping governments and other agencies in the fight against COVID-19.

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Do You Need a Third Pfizer Shot to Protect You Against Covid-19?

In the continued race to stop the spread of Covid-19; many governments, doctors, and scientists around the world are pondering whether or not a booster vaccine is necessary for defeating the virus. Covid-19 began to make it’s way around the world in December of 2019. A year and a half later, it has infected a total of 197 million people and the cause for over 4 million deaths worldwide.

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Check These Areas Where Big Data is Making Differences

With the booming data science, big data has made its way into almost every industry these days. In addition to increasing the amount of profit and growth opportunities for businesses, big data can improve lives and enhance humanitarian efforts. One of the areas that big data has proven useful in is in science for social change. The application of big data for social change is an initiative that is gaining momentum and is representing a new trend.

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Big Data is Ideal for Human Resources

Big data asserts its humongous vitality in the business world where statistics are a phenomenal playmate, that goes about debunking novel ways for commercial and mutual expansions. One must be well aware of its significance and welcome its persistence, to mechanical, and also the human aspect of an industry.

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Big Data Success is a Mixed Bag

It is now over a decade since the leading global multinationals began embracing Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. A few years later, we began hearing about data scientists and other new careers and the divergence from the usual buzzwords to new, industry-shaping technology. After 2014, the topic of big data became a hype. Some saw it as a “passing cloud” that would leave many in disarray because of the exaggeration witnessed in what the cloud could do. About seven years later, big data is thriving, and businesses that have adopted it are making critical decisions accurately, thanks to the right tools and information at their disposal. Although it has had an immense economic and social impact, big data success is a mixed bag of success and failure. Read more...

What Portion of Your Big Data Should be Deleted?

Big data is the fuel that drives many aspects of our businesses today. With this, the ability to manage large datasets has become critical to the success of a company. But even with the proliferation of various data management methods, functions and tools, most companies remain far behind in the implementation of a sound big data strategy. On the other hand, those that have a big data strategy in place often find themselves facing some issues in how they can use data to make decisions. A cross-industry strategy shows that less than half of structured data in organizations is used in making decisions, while below 1% of the unstructured data is used in doing the same. The same study notes that more than 70% of employees have access to data they should not be accessing in the first place. Read more...

Data-Driven Strategy Leads to Historic Win for Brentford Football Club

A few years ago I wrote an article about the NBA’s use of data analytics and statistics to recruit players for future seasons. It appears that the NBA is not the only sports league to turn to statistics when deciding which players they should offer spots to on their teams.

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