Big Data

The five rules for data discovery

Despite the wealth of information, abundant tools and increasing computing power, most enterprises still can't get what they want from analytics. So what's the problem?

IBM to sell super-computer Watson as a BI tool

The tech giant is taking a new turn in its quest to turn its famous AI into a cash cow.

Australia's data potential left unfulfilled

The local economy left behind $48 billion on the table last year because of its inability to fully leverage the potential of data-driven innovation, according to a new report.

CIO budgets are beefing up quickly

The number of chief information officers who have been granted a larger budget for the coming year has almost doubled, a report shows.

Capgemini launches digital innovation lab in Melbourne

IT consulting, outsourcing and services company Capgemini opens doors to lab designed to help local businesses make the most of social, mobile, analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies.

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.

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