Nearly every week a new vendor arises who promises to bring big data analytics to enterprises in a new and easy way. The allure of big data is unquestionable – organizations have an immense amount of raw data, from both inside their own systems but also increasingly from external sources, deriving valuable insights from all that data is a great way for them to generate hidden revenue. 69 more words
China has ordered a nationwide check on U.S. meat producer OSI Group’s operations after a Shanghai branch allegedly sold expired products to McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! 15 more words
Evidence continues to mount that the worst of a three-year downturn is fading for the mining industry with the world’s second biggest miner, Rio Tinto, last week reporting better than expected mineral production for the June quarter, and the world’s biggest miner, BHP Billiton, expected to match its arch-rival when delivering its June quarter report tomorrow (July 23). 14 more words
OK, Apple has not released its figures yet (that’s happening later today) but there are reports out there – in Forbes’ competition so no link! – saying that on average analysts are predicting the company will have sold 35.88m iPhones in the last quarter. 13 more words
Challenge: Experience 11 sunsets (10 of 11)
Date: July 11, 2014.
Location: Austin, Texas
On the first night of my visit to Austin, my friend Brooke and her husband Jeremy invited us out to an island for some drinks (“us” being my friends Kim and Kyle who I was staying with and myself). 218 more words