Big Data and the new analytics

Big and clever: a system-wide approach to data analytics

The Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL) at the IfM are working with companies such as Boeing, Exxon, Electrolux and Laing O'Rourke to develop smart ways of using data to improve performance and increase resilience.

Why you need Big Data to measure customer loyalty

Dr Mohamed Zaki discusses the pitfalls of relying on simplistic numerical values to measure customer loyalty.

How can big data create value for companies?

Dr Mohamed Zaki describes recent research from the Cambridge Service Alliance into data-driven business models.

DIAL B for Boeing

Duncan McFarlane, Head of the IfM's Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory (DIAL), and members of his research team have been working with Boeing since 2005, finding intelligent solutions to some challenging industrial problems.

Why SMEs need to board the Big Data train

Failing to jump aboard the Big Data train will leave businesses in the dust of newer, smarter start-ups, says Andy Neely in a blog article in The Telegraph.

The future of flying

Aircraft that work together to solve complicated mathematical problems and airports with more flexibly used runways could be the future of flying, according to studies by University of Cambridge engineers and their industrial and academic partners.

Is big data still big news?

The internet, social media, cloud computing and mobile devices have created previously unimaginable quantities of data. People talk about 'data being the new oil', a natural resource that companies need to exploit and refine. But is this really true or are we in the realm of hype?

The six burning questions for firms looking to make money from big data

Big data has been touted as the 'new oil for business', representing incredible potential financial rewards. How should they go about using it, asks Professor Andy Neely.

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