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Latest Big Data Opinions


Apple approve civil rights audit

Before the civil rights audit was agreed by Apple, it argued that an audit was not needed due to the work and commitments it had already implemented. The tech giant has already committed to providing $130 million towards the creation of a racial equity and justice fund soon after the murder of George Floyd in 2020.


EU-US data pact set to govern future of data flows

Technology companies have been lobbying for years to pass a new transatlantic data sharing policy as a result of the legal challenges they have faced due to a grey area within the law. Earlier this year, Austria’s data protection agency found that a local businesses’ use of Google Analytics breached the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Snehal Bhatia of MongoDB on a new approach to unlocking data

Updating solutions from niche, legacy applications to more modern, cutting-edge applications help to improve employee satisfaction as well. Top talent will be more interested and engaged in a position where they have the opportunity to learn and experiment with new techniques, helping both with attracting new employees and retaining current ones.


How social media is adapting to new censorship 

The world’s largest social media platforms are bigger than ever. With Facebook having close to three billion monthly active users, it dominates the social media landscape, leaving Twitter, Instagram and TikTok following behind. But as these websites and apps continue to add more users, moderating content and ensuring that these platforms are safe for all becomes increasingly harder.


Ming Tang, Chief Data Officer at NHS says ‘we can be better consumers of data to improve healthcare’

Tang emphasises that the main benefits of using data and analytics for the NHS are better decision making, and being able to plan more. ‘We will start thinking about where we need capacity. How can we be more proactive in managing issues? If we have another pandemic on top of Winter, we will have patterns that we can compare and contrast, which we then can apply to machine learning to forecast.’


How to communicate COVID statistics in an era of misinformation

In recent months, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has come under scrutiny from data scientists, public health experts and the statistics regulator over unclear data methodology. When Health Secretary Sajid Javid said in December that the UKHSA had estimated there were around 200,000 omicron infections a day, a number of experts queried the figure and questioned if it was truly that high.


Why Sanjeevan Bala, Chief Data Officer at ITV, sees himself as a chameleon and data as magic

Sanjeevan Bala, Group Chief Data and AI Officer, ITV PLC, regards himself as ‘a bit of a chameleon.’ This quality has served him well in his career. In anticipation of Big Data World, Bala shared some of his remarkable journey into the magic of Data.


The Do’s & Don’ts of going Cloud Native with communications

According to the State of Cloud Native Development Report developed for CNCF by SlashData, there are now 6.5 million cloud native developers, an increase of 1.8 million since Q2 2019.


Machine learning trends to watch out for in 2022

The impact of machine learning can already be found in companies across virtually all industries.


AI is growing fast – and isn’t set to slow down

 There’s no question that AI is already having a major impact on businesses across the world. As time goes on, and AI performance increases, so too will the value of these technologies to enterprises.


How is India benefiting from the pause in data centre expansion in Singapore?

In a pivot from the data centre expansion of the past several years, the government of Singapore has placed a moratorium on the construction of new data centres on the island. This restriction will likely have a significant effect on the data centre industry throughout Southeast Asia, particularly in India. Why the moratorium? Singapore elected… Read More


Why is Big Data important for B2B sales?

Few technologies have generated as much interest in recent years as Big Data solutions. A wide range of technologies in the Big Data field has been applied to business-to-consumer sales, where many advanced platforms have been developed. However, business-to-business salespeople can also greatly benefit from the potential of big data in their organisations. A report… Read More