Big data

Big data – future of business or an ethical minefield?

Privacy scandals concerning consumer data has shown that self regulation is impossible. Big data and AI need principles, standards and appropriate legislation.

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Chainsaws and Mattresses: The new world of IT

“What the heck…” I hear you say. “What do chainsaws and mattresses have to do with technology?”

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Petabytes, exabytes or zettabytes. It’s not all about size

We’re in the midst of a data revolution, with 4,400 exabytes stored in the digital universe in 2013, a number expected to grow to 44 zettabytes by 2020 (the equivalent…

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The Internet of Things: connecting the (utility) dots

When you walk down a lane in Barcelona, you are being watched – by the street lights. They sense your presence and track your progress, adjusting the level of light…

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Data jewels

Opal – the recent ticketing overhaul for transport services in NSW has been greeted with a warm welcome from the state’s weary commuters. The concept of one electronic ticket appeals…

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