14 mars 2015

The truly personal computer : The smartphone is the defining technology of the age

There are 2 billion people around the world using smartphones that have an internet connection and a touchscreen or something similar as an interface. By the end of the decade that number looks set to double to just over 4 billion, according to Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture-capital firm. By 2020, something like 80% of adults will own a smartphone connected to this remarkable global resource. Like the book, the clock and the internal combustion engine before it, the smartphone is changing the way people relate to... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2015

If You Think Big Data’s Challenges Are Tough Now…

According to the EMC/IDC Digital Universe Report, data is doubling in size every two years. From 2013 to 2020, the digital universe is projected to grow from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion gigabytes. For executives faced with the age-old challenge of how to organize and learn from the data available to them, the problem just got a lot harder. The Internet of Things (IoT) may be a new topic to many executives, but it lies at the heart of the phenomenon of data proliferation. Today, according to the EMC/IDG study, consumers... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2015

Risk and responsibility in a hyperconnected world: Implications for enterprises

When “everything is becoming digital,” private, public, and civil institutions become more dependent on information systems and more vulnerable to attack by sophisticated cybercriminals, political “hacktivists,” nation-states, and even their own employees. As a result, all of our institutions will have to make increasingly thoughtful trade-offs between the value inherent in a hyperconnected world and the risk of operational disruption, intellectual property loss, public embarrassment, and fraud that cyberattacks create. Over the... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2015

Big data: 2015 year of practical work ?

Deloitte experts believe that French companies should spend experimentation in terms of masses of data analysis this year, after a year of reflection. The focus is particularly on data governance.   The analysis of large-scale digital data (social networks, mobile connections), has become a topic of discussion in all executive committees of major companies last year. In his report on the digital transformation of the digital economy submitted to the government last November, Philippe Lemoine had, however, noted that "the vast... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2014

Big data challenges: Major Firms looking for Startups to exploit their Data

The industrial plan on big data is becoming reality through challenges aiming at bringing  together the major data holders groups with startups that could create value. More than 55 competitions will be organized in 3 years in the five selected competence centers. The initiative is part of a public support of 60 million euros to the big data channel in France.  "We want to make France the world leader in big data. We have the best engineers, mathematicians and statisticians in the world. An essential human quality ... [Lire la suite]