Predictions range from becoming a 'humongous hairy monster' to being 'whopping, one day'. Just how big is Big Data - or 'Le Big Data' as Pat Brans tells us it is called in France - going to get?
In the US, department store Target claims to have guessed which women shoppers were pregnant based on the rate at which they bought certain vitamins. In France, local governments are now able to recognise graffiti patterns and identify vandals based on a comparison of style with other known samples. In the UK, supermarket chain Tesco has decided to reduce heating and lighting costs by installing sensors throughout the stores and analysing enormous amounts of information to make decisions real time. read more
Are people really aware of what they're doing when they do give consent to an organisation to collect their data?
One of the important topics schools around the world are teaching on Big Data is ethics. According to Patrick O'Sullivan, Professor of Ethics at Grenoble Ecole de Management, "Big Data is here to stay simply because computing and the internet are here to stay. So it becomes a question of drawing lines around what is acceptable". read more
A&N Media is part of the Daily Mail and General Trust media company which publishes the tabloid Daily Mail national newspaper as well as regional titles and has a significant interest in the UK’s commercial television sector. read more
IT professionals face a constant struggle to deliver innovative new applications and platforms and at the same time ensuring core business systems operate flawlessly. To do so with budgets that are barely growing is a greater challenge. Watch this ComputerworldUK webinar where Debenhams IT Executive Peter Craven and Ben Eddy, Lexmark’s senior retail consultant to look at IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.
Microsoft technology evangelist James Whittaker takes the 2013 CIO Summit audience on a whirlwind tour where 'super apps' - like calendars, email and social networks - are smart enough to understand the intent of their users, a world where users don't have to work so hard to find the information they are looking for and which doesn't send them straight to web looking for answers. read more
Deputy CIO of the British Army, Brigadier Alan Hill, spoke to CIO about the challenges or recruiting and training a new digital army earlier this year.
Deputy CIO of the British Army, Brigadier Alan Hill, spoke to CIO about the challenges or recruiting and training a new digital army earlier this year. read more
CIO debate, with a spot of dinner, shows the community is willing but there are mobility obstacles throughout
Probably the biggest issue facing CIOs and organisations looking to make their organisations open to mobile working is the cultural change at all business levels this requires. read more
These are the key questions facing IT budget holders today. As the technology emerges to move beyond basic server virtualisation toward a fully virtualised, software-defined data centre infrastructure, this webinar aims to help you map out the future.
RBS systems crash highlights extent of IT illiteracy among senior management and need for strong CIO leadership
The latest systems failures at RBS highlight yet again the importance of why CEOs and other senior leaders must become more aware of their corporate IT. It seems that many are only too happy to remain overly reliant on IT staff and external consultants who risk baffling them with jargon. read more
Countrwide CIO Oliver Skagerlind describes current infrastructure transformation and strategy of owning your outsourcing to enable project success
"Big Data is not a priority right now, our main strategy is undergoing a transformation and delivering an infrastructure that will enable us to innovate," CIO of property services company Countrywide Oliver Skagerlind says. read more
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is based in the UK and specialises in the production of luxury sports cars. The group also owns a sports car racing team, Aston Martin Racing as part of a partnership with engineering company Prodrive. Previously part of the Ford Motor Company, it was brought by a joint venture company in 2007 for £479 million. read more
CIO Editor in Chief Mark Chillingworth looks back at the 2013 CIO Summit, including presentations by Financial Times CIO Christina Scott, Barclays CIO Anthony Watson, Aston Martin head of IT Simon Callow, LV= CIO Richard Warner and James Thomas, director of ICT at University College London Hospitals, in conversation with columnist Mike Altendorf. read more