Analytical thinking 11 - August 2012


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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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Analytical thinking 11 - August 2012

  1. 1. Analytical ThinkingAnalytical Thinking 11 - ANewsletter from the UK Business August 2012Analytics Team Introduction Introduction Welcome to our special Olympics 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 how volumes of data is available like never before during the Olympics, the opportunities this presents and how analytics is being used across the Olympics to support the smooth delivery of the games. back to top Special Olympics Edition London Olympics Sets Big Big Data And The London Data Records Olympics Cyber Security This article Challenge assesses the Since Beijing, the state of impact of the cyber security in general Olympics on the has become worse - some use of Big Data, would argue much worse. as the event Cybercrime has increased creates voluminous amounts of big with criminals enjoying a data generated by social networks, much more mature cybercrime supply connected devices and broadcasting chain. Hacktivism has reached an all-time networks. This article outlines some high, and the threat of cyber-terrorism of the numbers behind the London has never been more real. This article Olympics. explains how London 2012 organizers will See article use big data to help secure the Olympics. See article Will The 2012 London Olympics Offer Big Data Opportunities? With the eyes of the world looking towards London this last 2 weeks, the volumes of data being produced as a result of the event are likely to be substantial. Gathering this information and analyzing data effectively could benefit a range of companies and there is still time to put business intelligence solutions in place to do this. This article explains how firms may wish to take advantage of the chance to gain a greater insight into consumers and the global audience. See article
  2. 2. Big Data On An Analytics And Social Olympic Scale Media Within The Olympics The 30th Olympic Summer Games officially kicked-off Throughout the Friday, July 27, 2012. Olympics social With nearly 15,000 search and athletes scheduled to analytics providers,compete in the Games and millions of are providing on-people from around the world planning to the-spot data andattend, Big Data will play an essential role. analysis. ThisSince the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the world article is anof data has expanded dramatically. Today, example of one such provider andthere are 100 million Twitter users explains how ‘Topsy’, providescompared to 1 million users in 2008, and Olympic fans with realtime insightthe technology to capture a wealth of into Olympic events to determineinformation at the Games is more capable which topics are getting the mostthan ever before. This article explores how attention on Twitter to betterbig data will change the spectator understand what fans and viewersexperience in 2012. are thinking.See article See article The 2012 Olympic Games: Will Data Save the Day? Data analysis is being used during the Olympic Games for everything from ensuring a smooth flow of commuter traffic to generating a multi-colored light show on the London Eye each night based on Twitter feed sentiments providing a second-by- second read on everything from public transport to crowd movements to citizen sentiments. Find within this article whetherthe use of Big Data behind the scenes will help Londoners in their day to daylife.See articleFootnoteFigure It Out Blog Have you visited the Figure it out blog yet? back to topFeedbackWe hope that you have enjoyed reading this eleventh edition of AnalyticalThinking and hope that it has provided you with a good insight into some of thevalue that is currently being realised through Business Analytics solutions. If youwould like to find out more about our services and propositions then pleasecontact Nigel Lewis or Jon Chadwick. If you have any suggestions on how we canimprove this newsletter or if you have received it via a colleague and would liketo subscribe then please contact Charlotte Skornik. If you spot an article that isBusiness Analytics related then wed like to know about it, please submit it toCharlotte Skornik, and it may appear in the next edition of Analytical Thinking! back to top subscribe to this newsletter
  3. 3. This 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 Holborn Viaduct - London - EC1N 2PBConnect with us:Capgemini Consulting is the strategy and transformation consulting brand of Capgemini Group