Here is a very insightful and interesting article from the BBC about Big Data and how it could be used to shape the nature of cities in the future. It includes a nice mention for the company I work for – IBM. There are also some great factual snippets which you could use in conversation.
Each engine of a jet on a flight from London to New York generates 10TB of data every 30 minutes “TweetThis“
In 2013 internet data, mostly user-contributed, will account for 1,000 exabytes “TweetThis“
Open weather data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has an annual estimated value of $10bn “TweetThis“
Every day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data “TweetThis“
90% of the data in the world today has been created in the past two years “TweetThis“
Every minute 100,000 tweets are sent globally “TweetThis“
Google receives two million search requests every minute “TweetThis“
Customer insight has always been highly prized, in recent years the pursuit has changed in two key ways. First there is far more raw data to draw from than ever before. Second, “knowing the customer” is no longer confined to segmentation,statistical averages and historical reference. Its is about knowing a customer as a human being – interests, attitudes and life circumstances that bring to life the preferences and needs.
Can organisations pick up on these cues, especially from the outside?
But even if they discover it, are their organisations equipped to respond with relevance and speed?
From big data to cloud computing, CIOs today are tapping into new ways to get more value out of their data centers. As businesses and organizations begin make use of the flood of data collected from billions of interconnected people, they see opportunities to invest in new projects that will drive revenue and better services. But they have to do more with the IT resources they have in order to invest in the future. IBM worked with IDC on a recent study and found that 80 percent of 300 surveyed businesses have yet to make the most of their IT investments. Want to know how you stack up against the top performing companies?
The amount of digital data in our world has been exponentially growing in just a few short years. This infographic looks at how big data has the potential to become the next frontier for innovation, competition and profit.
Scientists estimate that the processing power required to operate the telescope will be equal to several millions of today’s fastest computers. The computer system will be targeted to read, analyze and store one exabyte of raw data per day, two times the entire daily traffic on the World Wide Web
The Telescope: The most sensitive radio telescope known as Square Kilometre Array SKA
“Large research infrastructures like the SKA require extremely powerful computer systems to process all the data. The only acceptable way to build and operate these systems is to dramatically reduce their power consumption. This will give us a unique opportunity to try out new approaches in Green Supercomputing.”