StreetLight Data Helps Major Cities With Their Traffic Analytics

  Traffic is still a major problem in American cities, with citizens spending an average of 14.5 million hours a day stuck in it.  If you take into account lost productivity, wasted fuel and the increased expense of transporting goods,  that means gridlock’s cost to the economy is estimated at $305 billion a year. That’s… Read more

Esri Uses Big Data in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic in the U.S.

  A demo called the “The Science of Where” recently made waves at the recent SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference, and it was all about mapping drug overdoses to prevention and treatment program outcomes in order to address the $1 trillion opioid crisis in the United States. The enterprise behind that is Esri, or… Read more

Rare Disease Sufferers Can Help Cure Themselves by Giving Data to RDMD

  It’s not rare that a problem that you have is what prompts you to set up a startup.  That’s quite common in the startup world, and it’s why TapTalk’s Onno Faber decided to start another company.  That’s why he’s now the co-founder of RDMD. The Snapchat competitor’s founder decided to put up this company… Read more

Big Data and the Transformation of the Telcom Industry

  As early as a few years ago, telecom providers would be horrified at the thought of doing anything other than securing and protecting their data assets, and had no answer if you asked them about their data strategy.  Concerns about reputation and regulation inhibited the pursuit of data innovation, and telcos seemed to be… Read more

Honda is Taking the Next Step With AI and Big Data Usage

  Honda is one of the biggest automakers in the world, and they’re also up to snuff in the manufacture of motorcycles.  And the reason for that is because they are also the leasers in spending when it comes to R&D, landing them on the Top 20 list, which includes other industries. Being on the… Read more

State Intelligence Helps Shape Bike Sharing with Artificial Intelligence

  Everybody is aware that Big Data has shaped modern transportation, from our traffic systems to ride sharing.  And bike sharing is one of those systems that have been shaped by data analytics, probably from the very outset in most cases.  Bike sharing is a thoroughly modern concept, after all, as anything before the creation… Read more

Inrix Finds Another Use for Its Data Through QSR Site Selection

Inrix has one of the biggest traffic intelligence networks in North America.  Their INRIX Traffic app is the perfect marriage of GPS and machine learning, and a direct competitor to Google-acquired Waze.  The purpose of this app is to allow you to better plot your routes. Iin addition, it provides turn-by-turn navigation with maps from… Read more

Big Data and the Transformation of the Telcom Industry

As early as a few years ago, telecom providers would be horrified at the thought of doing anything other than securing and protecting their data assets, and had no answer if you asked them about their data strategy.  Concerns about reputation and regulation inhibited the pursuit of data innovation, and telcos seemed to be missing… Read more

Web App Development and the Rise of Big Data

For a digital business, it is surprising that web app development is only now being transformed by the data analytics revolution.  Previously, developers used to create apps based on focus groups, surveys and educated guesses about the needs and wants of users.  This biased way of working does not include the input of a statistically… Read more

Dataguise + Snowflake is the Key to Compliance

In today’s world, a growing number of organizations are concerned about the growing need for compliance.  Everyone who has signed up for anything on the web is currently receiving a slew of notifications from different companies regarding the use of their data and its compliance with GDPR rules.  Compliant data governance is the word on… Read more