INVESTING: In Age Of Big Data, Banks Face Tricky New Challenges. The current generation of bank CEOs are used to being called in front of congressional and parliamentary committees to explain themselves, so they can empathize with the recent spate of congressional testimonies from technology companies. Unfortunately, Accenture’s Banking Technology Vision 2018 indicates that if they don’t take action on how they manage data, bankers may have further opportunities to take out their best suits and head to whatever their country’s version of Capitol Hill is. Read more
HADOOP: How Industries Are Being Transformed By Big Data. Once merely a tool to manage big data, Hadoop has emerged as the foundation of industry-specific solutions. Adapting Hadoop for this purpose, however, requires a specific approach suited to each industry. Read more
NOAA: Seeks Emerging Technologies to Further Its Mission. One of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) primary objectives is to share information about changes in weather, climate, oceans, and coasts. Effectively sharing this information requires emerging technologies that use new methods to collect data and convert them into knowledge. Emerging technologies is an area of special interest to managers who oversee NOAA’s observing systems, which account for roughly half of NOAA’s $5.7 billion annual budget. Read more
OPINION: Big Data as the Next Public Good. The private ownership of data, which is the basis for the current data privacy protection scheme, requires a rethink. Personal data once shared on platforms should no longer be viewed as the unencumbered private property of individuals or platforms. Instead, the data in circulation should be viewed as a public good, and data aggregators should become custodians of the public good. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems April 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-april-2018.
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