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Analytical thinking 12 - August 2012

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Analytical Thinking is a fortnightly newsletter from the UK Business Analytics team. …

Analytical Thinking is a fortnightly newsletter from the UK Business Analytics team.

The purpose of the newsletter is to raise awareness about why analytics is a hot topic at the moment, where is analytics being referenced in the press and in what ways are organisations using analytics.

Business Analytics (Operational Research) is part of the Digital Transformation team in Capgemini Consulting UK

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  • 1. Analytical ThinkingAnalytical Thinking 12 - ANewsletter from the UK Business August 2012Analytics Team Introduction Introduction Welcome to the latest edition of Analytical Thinking, a newsletter from the UK Business Analytics community providing snippets of insight on what people have been saying about our capability in the press over the last 2 weeks. This edition focuses on Big Data, still a hot topic at the moment, its application in Science and citys architecture and different challenges Big Data is currently facing. back to top Big Data Big Data Needs Big Storage: Roundup of Big Data Forecasts and Where to Keep Gigabytes, Market Estimates, Terabytes and Petabytes of Data 2012 Forget about gigabytes and The potential of big data to terabytes. Many corporations, bring insights and intelligence banks, government agencies and into enterprises is a strong scientific research institutions motivator, where managers are now handle petabytes of constantly looking for the information. Today, big-data competitive edge to win in their chosen markets. centers still rely on hard drives Given the potential big data has to reorder an and the capacity of hard drives enterprise and make it more competitive and isn’t increasing fast enough to keep up with profitable, it’s understandable why there are so the explosion of digital data worldwide. In this many forecasts and market analyses being done article, you will discover some new solutions to today. You will find in this article a roundup of the the big storage problem. latest big data forecasts and market estimates See article recently published. See article
  • 2. New Gartner Report Dissects the Big Data: What Do YouHype Around Big Data Think It Is?Technologies "Big Data" is the technology Big data can add another line that is supposedly reshaping to its ever-expanding the data center. Big Data is resume: It now has its own also the nucleus of a new and hype cycle. Stamford, Conn.- growing industry, injecting a based consultancy Gartner much-needed shot of adrenaline in the business Inc. recently released the end of computing. It must be important; in MarchHype Cycle for Big Data, 2012 -- its first hype President Obama made it a $200 million line itemcycle report devoted solely to the topic. The in the U.S. Federal Budget. Both businesses andhype cycle includes a heady definition as well governments may be throwing money atas a listing of 47 big data technologies and whatever they may think Big Data happens to be.terms, which include everything from the data And those understandings may depend on whoscientist and cloud-based grid computing, to their suppliers are, whos marketing the conceptpredictive analytics and open government to them and how far back they begandata. The following article gives details about investigating the issue. This article gives anotherthe hype around Big Data. definition of what Big Data is.See article See articleHealthy Big Data: When Cutting Big Data Magic Trick Show Me AEdge Graphics Meet Medical Doorway Ill Tell YouScience The City Big data isn’t just about Soon, it seems, computers Facebook monitoring every might know our world better aspect of our lives, or than we do. Google is training companies recording the computers to spot common minute details of each images on video streams and transaction they make. It can match user photos of landmarks and other thingsalso be used to build some pretty impressive against its image database. Facial-recognitiongraphic visualizations, and few are quite as, software could help you identify a completewell – graphic – as those associated with the stranger in the crowd. And now, a group ofhuman body. This article will show you how researchers from Carnegie Mellon University andwhat the medical profession can do with Big INRIA/Ecole Normale Supérieure have created anData. algorithm that can identify cities based on theirSee article unique architectural elements and other distinguising characteristics. In this article, you will discover a computing system capable of identifying the unique features that help create a city’s look and feel, beyond just its famous landmarks. See articleFootnoteFigure It Out Blog Have you visited the Figure it out blog yet? back to topFeedbackWe hope that you have enjoyed reading this twelfth edition of Analytical Thinking and hope that it
  • 3. has provided you with a good insight into some of the value that is currently being realised through Business Analytics solutions. If you would like to find out more about our services and propositions then please contact Nigel Lewis or Jon Chadwick. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve this newsletter or if you have received it via a colleague and would like to subscribe then please contact Charlotte Skornik. If you spot an article that is Business Analytics related then wed like to know about it, please submit it to Charlotte Skornik, and it may appear in the next edition of Analytical Thinking! back to top The information contained in this newsletter is proprietary and confidential. It is for Capgemini internal use only. Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved by Capgemini. subscribe to this newsletterThis is a fortnightly newsletter, if you don’t want to receive it anymore, please let me know.Regards,Charlotte SkornikBusiness Analytics | Operational Researchcharlotte.skornik@capgemini.comTel: +44 (0) 870 904 5666 - Mob: +44 (0) 789 115 5666www.uk.capgemini.com40 Holborn Viaduct - London - EC1N 2PBConnect with us:Capgemini Consulting is the strategy and transformation consulting brand of Capgemini Group

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