Healthcare institutions have been compiling massive amounts of data for decades, storing it away for future use. The future is now, because all that data is finally being put to good use! Analysis of big data can be used for many things in the healthcare industry, from improving patient health outcomes to preventing hospital waste.… Continue reading How has big data changed healthcare?
One of the big buzz words of 2013 has been ‘big data’. Every business wants it. Every tech company is playing in it. What exactly is it and where is it going? In this infographic from Visual.ly, the truth is made clear.
The hot news item this week is that the National Security Agency is perusing millions of U.S. customer phone records at Verizon Communications and has been snooping on the digital communications stored by nine major Internet services under what is known as its PRISM Program. It reminds us how aggressively personal data is being collected… Continue reading Which Big Brother do you prefer?
Collecting data is easy. Storing it is even easier. Taking it in massive amounts and understanding the complex relationships that are created from it all is the tough part. Recent advancements and focus points by large companies have given us a much better grasp on what it all means and how it can be used,… Continue reading The taming of big data