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The Big Data Heartbeat

WANDisco recently hosted a very well attended and wide ranging breakfast briefing – focusing on big data opportunities in the public sector – and on lessons to be drawn from private sector experiences. The combination of short keynotes and panel discussions meant we got to hear lots of perspectives about a lot of interesting projects and…

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Big Data is a truly global phenomenon

This is one that slipped under my radar when it happened – back in August. Christian Prokopp, a Principal Consultant here at Big Data Partnership, was in Bangladesh on holiday, and he took the opportunity to hook up with some local Big Data activists.  He quickly found a host of local enthusiasts: academics, entrepreneurs, data scientists and just…

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Can Big Data really identify the best treatment for people with Type II Diabetes?

We’ve just won funding matching from the UK government’s InnovateUK 2014 programme with partners Outcome Based Healthcare to answer that question. This is a fascinating, challenging  but very valuable machine-learning project, because currently, treating type 2 diabetes and complications caused by it eats up over 6% of NHS budget. And a lot of that cost – and the human cost –…

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Postcode Anywhere – Big Data for SME’s

The Times carries an article on 1st December about Big Data for SMEs. It features Postcode Anywhere‘s smart new product, Triggar (in controlled testing from January) front and centre. Triggar uses Cassandra, Spark, Elasticsearch and some very effective machine learning so eCommerce site operators can dynamically optimise site behaviour depending on the profiles of visitors, and how…

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Interview with Big Data Partnership’s Christian Prokopp

The BigStep bloggers added a new entry to their Expert Interviews when they talked to Big Data Partnership Principal Consultant, Christian Prokopp. You can read what Christian shared about Hadoop, Big Data adoption challenges, alternative and future trends here:  

Welcome to the perkplace: why you should move to an office with benefits

Is your boss flying you to Ibiza this weekend for the closing parties? No? Then it’s time to move to an office with benefits, says Phoebe Luckhurst By  PHOEBE LUCKHURST | Published: 30 September 2014 Briefly, during the heady, bright-eyed naivety of the back-to-school period, you reckoned you loved your career. R.I.P misguided fervour. It’s almost October, which is…

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Big Data Partnership Accredited as Databricks Apache Spark Training Partner

   Big Data Partnership Selected as Europe’s First Databricks Accredited Apache Spark Training Partner LONDON, UK (9 September 2014) – Big Data Partnership, the leading big data services company, today announced an expansion of its curriculum and a partnership with Databricks to offer Europe’s first Apache Spark training programme. Big Data Partnership provides vendor-agnostic big…

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Govt urged to support IT sector to make ‘Silicon Bangladesh’

By  DhakaTribune | Published: 24 August 2014 The experts observed that an emphasis is needed to to be placed for formulation of year-on-year basis plan for the IT sector Information and communication technology experts yesterday called upon the government and private enterprises to come up with opportunities for young professionals and university graduates so that they could invest their…

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Grasping the full potential of cyber insurance

By Tony Dowding, | Commercial Risk Europe | Published: 17 July 2014   Last month’s JLT Global Digital Risks & Technology Forum saw risk managers and transfer partners gather in Salzburg, Austria to discuss the latest developments in cyber risk and insurance solutions. Tony Dowding was there for Commercial Risk Europe and reports on the highlights from the event. Cyber…

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Time to avoid gut instinct

    By Nick Booth | MicroScope | Published: July 2014 One of the advantages that machines have over humans is that often they make entirely rational judgments, whereas humans still base their decisions on instinct. While gut feeling and instinctive decision making have their place, sometimes the logic is primitive, being based on a set of circumstances that hasn’t been…

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