Big data – the information revolution

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Big data – the information revolution

'Big data' is the collection of vast amounts of information, and the use of powerful computers to make sense of it - and profit from it. It's something that will transform our lives, and something you'll hear a lot about in the next few years. And investors who get in early stand to make big profits.

Invest in the future: five game-changing technologies

Over the past 15 years, technology has revolutionised industries across the globe. Matthew Partridge looks at what will shape the next 15.

Chart of the week: Britain’s neolithic statistics

It’s no surprise official statistics are subject to substantial revisions many years after they were first published.

How big data will feed the global population – however big it gets

Precision agriculture – a mixture of big data and robotics – will squeeze ever-greater yields from every acre of crop, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

How to profit as the tech revolution transforms mining

John Stepek looks at how some of the hottest trends in the tech world are transforming the lowest-tech industry of them all – mining.

Introducing Dr Download – how to profit from wireless medical technology

Need to see a doctor? Or get treatment? Very soon, there’ll be an app for that. Matthew Partridge picks the best ways to profit as medical technology goes wireless.

Walter Price: The future of software is in the cloud

The unstoppable rise of cloud computing and software as a service means the days of the traditional software house are numbered, says a leading tech fund manager.

The stocks to buy in the war for the internet

The internet is increasingly an extension of the battlefields of real life. Matthew Partridge explains how to back the good guys, and tips the best stocks to buy now.

How to make money from talking toothbrushes and cloud computing

The ‘internet of things’ is developing fast. Soon, even your toothbrush will be connected to the cloud. Ed Bowsher looks at some of the best ways for you to profit.

Nine big trends that will change the world

Spotting winners in the tech sector early on is incredibly difficult. But if you know where to look, you have a better chance of getting on board a trend early. Here are nine ‘disruptive technologies’ to keep an eye on.

Buy into 'big data': the biggest upheaval since the industrial revolution

The collection of vast data pools is revolutionising everything from medicine to agriculture, and the firms at the forefront stand to profit, says David Thornton.

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