Big data – the information revolution

The boom in digital data

The capture, storage and analysis of “alternative data” is no longer a nerdy niche. But the explosive growth of the business has a downside, as the Facebook furore showed. Simon [...]

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.

 


Internet 2.0: how to cash in on the shift to cloud computing

Cloud computing technology helps companies manage their IT more efficiently and will also ensure that the world wide web and key innovations such as artificial intelligence fulfil their potential, says Stephen Connolly.

Data: Britain’s oil gusher

Britain is the Saudi Arabia of the data economy, says Matthew Lynn. It can thrive outside the European Union.

The boom in digital data

The capture, storage and analysis of “alternative data” is no longer a nerdy niche. But the explosive growth of the business has a downside, as the Facebook furore showed. Simon Wilson reports.

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.

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