10Fold – Big Data Business Insights – 2

Your daily digest of “All Things Big Data” gathered, collected and researched by your very own 10Fold Big Data Practice team.

Big Data

bulbThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) wants a better understanding of how big data is used in the retail general insurance sector.

bulbIBM is putting its Watson super computer to use to help shoppers hunt down the “trendy” gifts for 2015. They have launched a “Watson Trend” smartphone app that “distills the sentiment of tens of millions of online conversations by scouring 10,000 sources across social media sites, blogs, forums, comments, ratings and reviews.”

bulbBig data apps can help people navigate the added volume on the roads – resulting in an improved holiday travel experience.

bulbDoes your company need Big data or IoT? The discussion continues.

FCA puts big data in insurance under the microscope – CBR

UK Watchdog examines insurers’ use of big data – Financial Times

FCA to study ‘Big Data’ use by insurers – UK Reuters

Big Data Tells shoppers what’s hot for Holidays – The News

Big Data Reveals What’s Hot for the Holidays – Discovery news

Use Big data to Navigate Thanksgiving Week – Data Informed

Understanding the close relationship between the IoT and Big Data – IT Business Edge

Docker / Container

bulbThe developers of the open-source Docker Linux container engine for GNU/Linux operating systems have published the first maintenance release of the Docker 1.0 stable branch.

Docker 1.9 Linux Container Engine Gets its First Point Release with over 20 Bugfixes – Softpedia

IoT

bulbPlenty of news covering Imagination Technologies new line of MIPS-based Creator development board called the Ci40. They are calling it the “ultimate IoT-in-a-box development kit.” It promises to deliver a considerably higher performance than its predecessor, the Ci20. They are raising the money for this new project via Kickstarter.

bulbNext year, 5.5 million new devices will connect to the IoT daily, predicts a survey from Gartner. As a result of the rapid growth of IoT, the need for new jobs and departments are are growing as well.

Imagination’s Creator Ci4 is a MIPS-Based ‘IoT In a Box’ Dev Kit to Help you Build Smart Things – Tech Times

Imagination Technologies is Crowdfunding a Dev Kit For IoT – Tech Crunch

Imagination turns to Kickstarter to fund IoT Kit – IoT Hub

Imagination Looks to Kickstart for Creator Ci40 IoT Dev Kit – CBR

IoT Standards bodies merge – Electronics Weekly

The Challenges of IoT in the Workplace – IoT Evolution