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Big Data

  • India to Surpass North America As A Leader in High-End Data Solutions

    With a vision of making India a technology-centric economy of the future, various government projects now extensively cover concepts of E-Governance, Smart Cities, and Digitalization. The burgeoning population of our country coupled with diversity is increasing the amount of data generated on an individual level, making India an ideal place to implement big data-related technologies. The Internet ruled the roost for about two decades and now big data has emerged as the largest game-changing opportunity in the global market.

  • Kenya focuses on big data to accelerate sustainable development

    The Kenyan government will partner with industry and academic institutions to strengthen data collection, storage and deployment in order to accelerate socioeconomic progress, officials have said.

    Victor Kyalo, CEO of Kenya ICT Authority, a government body which fosters development of ICT, said that effective data collection and analysis under-pins sound policy discourse to address social challenges like poverty, inequality, disease and crime.

  • The key to a successful big data strategy? Empowering leaders in your organisation

    One of the most important aspects of creating a big data analytics strategy is empowering leaders, according to Jean-Michel Franco, director of product marketing for data governance at Talend.

    Franco was addressing delegates at Computing's Big Data & Analytics Summit 2015, where he said data quality and not quantity was key to maximising insight using big data analytics.

  • U.S. government spending on big data to grow exponentially

    Biometrics Research Group, Inc. has observed that national security and military applications are driving a large proportion of “Big Data” research spending.

    Big Data is a term used to describe large and complex data sets that can provide insightful conclusions when analyzed and visualized in a meaningful way. Conventional database tools do not have capabilities to manage large volumes of unstructured data. The U.S. Government is therefore investing in programs to develop new tools and technologies to manage highly complex data. The basic components of Big Data include hardware, software, services and storage.

  • 8 Tips for Getting Started with Big Data

    Big data is everywhere. As Government Technology previously reported, the concept of big data — analyzing large data sets and using the information to make decisions — continues to grow as agencies get better at capturing and sharing statistics on what they do.

    But often there's an information overload when it comes capturing and making use of so much data. According to a report from the Center for Digital Government, also owned by Government Technology's parent company, e.Republic, called Big Data, Big Promise, these eight simple tips will help you get started down the big data path -- and toward better outcomes.

  • AU: Defence targets big data

    Australia's defence chiefs are looking to leverage big data and sensor networks as part of the Defence Department's technology reform program.

    Recently installed chief information officer Peter Lawrence says the wide-ranging ICT reform program will provide the modern platform necessary for Defence to launch into "big data". The reform, which began in 2009, is expected to be completed by 2030. It is aimed at saving $1.9 billion in several areas including hardware, software and data centres.

    “Where we are on the big data journey is probably a little bit in the early stages,” Dr Lawrence told IT Pro.

  • AU: Federal Government studies big data strategy

    ICT strategy implementation progress.

    The Federal Government is studying a whole-of-government big data strategy among several other initiatives as part of its three-year ICT strategy released last year, according to an update today.

    Announced last October, the 40-page ICT strategy document aimed to improve operational efficiency, services and stakeholder engagement until 2015.

  • AU: NICTA, SIRCA, researchers come together on big data project

    Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, NICTA, is leading what it says is a ground-breaking, multi-million-dollar project that will use ‘big data’ and machine learning to deliver new insights to the natural sciences.

    The $12 million, three-year research project aims to advance fundamental mathematics and statistics to provide a framework, methodologies and tools for data-enabled scientific insight and discovery.

    Speaking at the official launch of the knowledge discovery project at the Sydney headquarters of SIRCA - the body set up by Australian and New Zealand universities to provide global data and advanced tools to promote and enable financial research and innovation - NICTA CEO, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, said the initiative was supported by $4 million from the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) and $8 million from the research collaborators over the life of the three-year project.

  • Australia earmarks US$11 million on big data project

    Australia’s leading ICT research agency National ICT Australia has unveiled plans to use data analytics and information mining tools to build Australia’s knowledge base of environmental science and research, encompassing geosciences, physics, and ecology.

    This project taps into the data analytics expertise of key educational institutions, including Sydney University and Macquarie University. The partnership involves an expanded use of big data for new insights into the natural sciences, as well as Australia’s evolutionary history, and impact of climate change.

  • Australia's e-health, e-education, e-government market research report 2015 published by leading research firm

    New developments driven by IoT and M2M - cities leading the chargeSmart Societies based on Big Data.

    M2M (machine-to-machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) linked to data analytics (big data) developments are accelerating, and as more companies enter this sector and spend money on developing it, we will see further astonishing innovations emerge over the next few years. Applications are already being used in infrastructure, telecommunications, healthcare, education as well as in government; we will address this in detail in this report.

  • Australian government streamlines big data strategy

    The Australian government’s peak ICT policy agency, Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), has launched a new Australian Public Service Big Data Strategy. This launch underscores moves to better understand, use and share data held by agencies delivering front-line services, and holding vast repositories of information.

    This strategy’s launch coincides with an April 2013 opening of a whole-of-government Data Analytics Centre of Excellence by the Australian Taxation Office. This centre marks a sea change in the way volumes of government data is handled, accessed and managed.

  • Australian ICT spending set to be boosted by big data, cloud computing, mobile and social computing

    Despite falls in spending on servers and desktop PCs, Australian business spending on ICT (information and communications technology) will continue to grow due to big data, cloud, mobile and social technologies, according to a leading market research firm.

    According to IDC, one of the large shifts will be away from bring your own device (BYOD) policies for employee smartphones and tablets in businesses, in favour of choose your own device (CYOD).

  • Big Data Raises Big Privacy Questions

    New research outlines the challenges and responsibilities relating to data privacy. Striking a balance between business requirements and consumers' trust is key.

    Concerns over data privacy are nothing new. But as a growing array of systems and devices connect to the Internet and new data sources emerge—including the Internet of things—the issues are becoming increasingly murky for many business executives. Striking a balance between the requirements of a business and the trust of consumers is paramount.

  • Big Data: Visualizing the Strategic Business Imperative

    The term Big Data is going to become a key part of the forward-looking business technology debate among informed, proactive and ICT savvy executives. But what's really driving the growing demand for meaningful solutions?

    While most companies are collecting, storing and analyzing data, they continue to struggle with both the business and IT challenges of Big Data -- more data is not necessarily better.

    Enormous amounts of data are being generated daily by smartphones, sensors, video cameras, smart meters, and other connected devices, adding to the huge store of information from traditional sources.

  • Big Data’s big governance impact

    From transforming development initiatives to improving transparency, Big Data analytics could have a major impact on the way governments work

    The anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was celebrated on 17 May as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). The theme this year is “Big Data for Big Impact”.

    As has been pointed out by Houlin Zhao, the secretary general of ITU, the theme for this year is to explore the power of Big Data for development. The analysis of vast amounts of data collected from the different devices that we use on a day-to-day basis provides an opportunity to discover hidden secrets and enables us to do predictive analysis and informed decision making across individual, organizational, societal, national and international levels.

  • Delivering Results from Government Big Data

    Vivek Puthucode, General Manager Public Services, Asia Pacific Japan, SAP, outlines three key issues facing public services organisations seeking to benefit from Big Data.

    “Big Data has almost got to the point where the term puts people off,” admits Vivek Puthucode, General Manager of Public Services, Asia Pacific Japan, SAP. “So it is really important to focus on the immense opportunity, using technology that’s available today, to share information within and between agencies and significantly improve their operational decision-making.”

  • GB: How to get on the right side of the big data divide

    Some businesses are now starting to take big data more seriously, while others have still barely heard of the two words in the same sentence. There's a schism developing between the data haves and have nots, and that will soon translate into commercial success for the early adopters, and a missed opportunity for the laggards.

    These are some of the findings from Computing's latest research into the topic, in preparation for the Big Data and Analytics Summit on the 17 March.

  • GB: Organisations still struggling to find big data skills

    Many organisations are continuing to struggle with major recruitment gaps in their big data skillsets. While the very largest and best known firms attract the top candidates, most are finding it almost impossible to find appropriately skilled staff.

    This is one of the findings of Computing's latest research into big data, which will be revealed at the upcoming Big Data and Analytics Summit at the Hilton Tower Bridge in central London on 17 March.

  • GB: The road to big data discovery

    The promise of unlocking competitive value from big data assets continues to provoke excitement and apprehension for directors and IT teams. If successful, the combination of new data sources together with advanced analytics capabilities can indeed unleash untold opportunities.

    Yet, no matter what the industry, creating the type of intelligent discovery environment required to generate competitive advantage from big data is often less than straightforward.

    While in most instances, traditional analytics and methodologies are fairly robust, in big data projects, the introduction of new analytics technologies will inevitably create a learning curve. In many cases, this is compounded by the use of previously unfamiliar open source data storage tools such as Hadoop that historically have never existed in the organisation.

  • Guizhou emerges as China's big data center

    Guizhou province, one of the least developed regions in China, has emerged at the center of China's big data ambitions, with Alibaba Group and other tech leaders moving to cash in on the big data boom.

    Alibaba signed a framework agreement with the Provincial Government of Guizhou on April 17 to use the province as its industrial base for the development of cloud computing and big data.

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