Big Data

Turning Big Data into smart data

Big Data has captured our imagination but simply having access to lots of data isn’t going to make an organisation more competitive, nimble and innovative.

Justice seeks savings in cloud

The NSW Department of Police and Justice plans to move 12,000 full-time employees to a cloud computing model for email as part of a plan to procure technology like electricity, where users are charged on a consumption basis.

Veda, IBM extend analytics relationship

IT giant signs a five-year multimillion dollar agreement with listed analytics firm to help it cope with increasing data flows.

Meet the Big Data superheroes

The data scientist job title barely existed three years ago but is now one of the hottest corners of the high-tech labour market.

ADMA forges alliance with peak analytics professionals body

Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising and Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia forge alliance.

How to manufacture an Australian world champion

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Australia's athletic prowess is on show for all at the Commonwealth Games but behind the scenes our high-tech manufacturers are kicking goals in a $300bn global market.

GovHack sparks international interest, whets VC appetites

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The federal government's annual hackathon keeps going from strength to strength.

Govt launches interactive map of Australia in 'open data' push

Communications Department, NICTA and Geoscience Australia team up to build National Map showing broadband access and geographic information.

Catapult Sports buys GPSports ahead of US expansion

Melbourne-based sports technology start-up raised $6m for the acquisition.

A data-driven financial transformation

Banks face a critical juncture: they can either capitalise on the opportunities provided by new technology, or risk becoming irrelevant.

Federal govt releases draft guidelines on big data ethics

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Comments invited on proposed administrative and ethical framework for government agencies.

How Aussie retailers can keep up with the 'selfie' generation

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Crafting a truly personalised shopping experience is not about Big Data and 'targeted' marketing but about allowing customers to be actively involved in the process.

Salesforce, Philips team up on heathcare

Cloud computing provider, medical technology manufacturer to deliver collaborative e-health platform.

Intel invests in Kiwi sports technology developer

US tech giant takes a punt in sports and exercise sector with latest move.

Finding an antidote to analysis paralysis

As businesses move to integrate big data into their strategies, now is the time to get the basics of analytics right.

Australian data services industry tipped to reach $1.74bn by 2020

Growth underpinned by demand for high-bandwidth apps and rapid uptake of cloud computing.

'5D' geological research to benefit Australian miners

A $5.4m program led by University of Sydney is taking a high-tech approach to digging up resources.

MasterCard expects big growth from 'big data'

The world's second-largest debit and credit card company sees business booming from selling data to retailers, banks and governments on spending patterns found in the payments it processes.

Turning data overload into business strength

Faster and more efficient data storage is a top priority for organisations. Data pressure is ramping up and it's time to get prepared.

Oracle offers 'real-time' analytics with new in-memory database

IT systems heavyweight Oracle launches new add-on allowing customers to increase the speed of data-processing exponentially.

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