The proposed merger of two supermarket giants, Asda and Sainsbury’s, has been hailed as one of the new “forces of UK retail”. But in a rush to point out that the combined chain would have nearly a third of the UK supermarket sector, one key factor has been ignored: Amazon. Amazon recently launched its online grocery delivery service. Known for its speed, convenience and ease of use, we expect many shoppers to flock to the ecommerce behemoth as commonplace for their weekly shop in the near future. And who knows, maybe it won’t be long before Facebook and Google move into the supermarket space. Read more: The sour notes from the Sainsbury’s boss show that business must do better When heading to a competitor’s website is as easy as an app download away, traditional supermarkets need to innovate to retain their competitive edge. The question for Sainsbury’s and Asda is how do two very different brands still keep the customer at the heart of the … [Read more...] about The future of UK supermarkets is big data and personalisation
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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2018--The "Industrial Convergence: 5G, IIoT, 3D Printing, Big Data, and Streaming IoT Data Analytics 2018 - 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.This research evaluates the status and prospects for 5G as well as supporting technologies such as Mobile Edge Computing. This research also evaluates IIoT technologies, companies, applications, services, and solutions. Report forecasts include overall global and regional IIoT outlook as well as IIoT by industry vertical, software, hardware, and services for the period 2017 to 2022. This research includes an examination of the 3D market from multiple facets including hardware manufacturers, service providers, application providers, software providers, raw material providers, and communities. The report also assesses the market impact and provides forecasts across all verticals globally and regionally for 2017 to 2022.This research also provides an in-depth assessment of the global Big … [Read more...] about Industrial Convergence Package Report 2018-2023: 5G, IIoT, 3D Printing, Big Data, and Streaming IoT Data Analytics
Recently, I visited a few conferences and I noticed a somewhat hidden theme. While a lot of attention was being paid to moving to a (hybrid) cloud-based architecture and what you need for that (such as cloud management platforms), a few presentations showed an interesting overall development that everybody acknowledges but that does not get a lot of close attention: the enormous growth of the amount of digital data stored in the world.What especially caught my attention was a presentation from PureStorage (a storage vendor) that combined two data points from two other vendors. First, a June 2017 Cisco white paper The Zettabyte Era: Trends and Analysis that extrapolates the growth of internet bandwidth, the second a Seagate-sponsored IDC study Data Age 2025 that extrapolates the trend of data growth in the world. PureStorage combined both extrapolations in the following figure (reused with permission):These trends—if they become reality, and there are reasons enough to think … [Read more...] about The clash of big data and the cloud
The amount of new technologies in 2017 has been overwhelming: The cloud was adopted faster than analysts projected and brought several new tools with it; AI was introduced into just about all areas of our lives; IoT and edge computing emerged; and a slew of cloud-native technologies came into fruition, such as Kubernetes, serverless, and cloud databases, to name a few. I covered some of these a year ago in my 2017 predictions and it’s now time to analyze the trends and anticipate what will likely happen in the tech arena next year.While we love new tech, the average business owner, IT buyer, and software developer glaze over this massive innovation and don’t know how to start turning it into business value. We will see several trends emerge in 2018, and their key focus will be on making new technology easy and consumable.Integrated platforms and everything becomes serverlessAmazon and the other cloud providers are in a race to gain and maintain market share, so they keep on … [Read more...] about In 2018, can cloud, big data, and AI stand more turmoil?
Data and big data analytics are fast becoming the lifeblood of any successful business. Getting the technology right can be challenging, but building the right team with the right skills to undertake big data initiatives can be even harder. Not surprisingly, that challenge is reflected in the rising demand for big data skills and certifications. If you're looking for a way to get an edge, big data certification is a great option. Certifications measure your knowledge and skills against industry- and vendor-specific benchmarks to prove to employers that you have the right skillset. The number of big data certs is expanding rapidly.Below is our guide to the most sought after big data certifications to help you decide which cert is right for you.If you would like to submit a big data certification to this directory, please email us.Is big data certification worth pursuing?Organizations are on the hunt for data scientists and analysts with expertise in the techniques required to … [Read more...] about The top 19 big data and data analytics certifications for 2017