Big data – the information revolution

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.

 


The apps that help you cash in on your personal data

Every day we all hand over vast amounts of personal data to big business. Why not make a bit of money yourself from the deal?

How to cash in on the boom in cloud computing

Looking for the best way to invest in the inexorable rise of the world’s hottest technology businesses? You need to invest in the gatekeepers of the cloud, says Rupert Foster.

A credit score that judges your politics

China is pioneering a system of social control that monitors your trustworthiness. India is a step away from something similar. Could “social credit” come to Britain too? Simon Wilson reports.

Profit from the gold rush in data-mining

As new technologies become ever more sophisticated, we’re generating mind-boggling volumes of data. The firms capable of analysing big data are sitting on a gold mine, says Ben Judge.

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.

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