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Connected toasters that list themselves on eBay if you haven’t used them for 90 days. Smart homes that sense who is present based on their behavioural pattern. Cars that talk to eachother and can brake in unison. What was once the stuff of science fiction is now already a reality, even if one not yet experienced by the majority of the population.
Internet of things edge computing and analytics is a technology on the up, according to the Gartner Hype Cycle report. Edge analytics allows connected devices to run data processing and complex computations on-site. Matthias Schorer of VMware explains exactly how this technology can be used. Toni Sekinah reports.
In the 1930s, if you were visiting London and wanted to find a specific street, you had two choices - get near your destination and ask a policeman or rely on a cab driver to find it. Not until Phyllis Isobella Gross walked the city’s 23,000 streets and created the first indexed A to Z did planning a route become quick and easy.
Caroline Bellamy became the first chief data officer at Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s mapping agency, in June 2017 after many years in the commercial sphere. She talks about her plans for her new organisation, and why partnership and collaboration are so important to data professionals. Toni Sekinah reports.  
From its early days as an Edinburgh start-up to part of a global agency network, the story of Merkle Aquila is also the story of the data and analytics industry over the last decade. David Reed spoke to its founders and senior directors about its past triumphs and visions for future glory.
Updated to consider the ePrivacy Directive review and how this will align with the General Data Protection Regulation, refresh your understanding of GDPR and what it means for your business with our handy summary - the most-read item on the site.
How should differences among workers in the business intelligence and analytics workplace be understood and accommodated? That was the subject for the first Women of Analytics panel to be held in Europe when four practitioners discussed diversity. Toni Sekinah reports.  
Want to apply some Nobel prize-winning theory to your customer engagement? Just make sure you don't turn into a "playa", but do let your data scientists loose on the outliers, says David Reed.
Newcastle will be home to a £30 million data innovation centre to help commercial companies and the public sector develop the skills to make the most of the data revolution. The aim of the National Innovation Centre for Data is to assist in the creation of a generation of skilled and educated researchers. Toni Sekinah reports.  
Are data science recruiters hunting for unicorns? Do you need a PhD or a STEM background to work in data science? How can we expand the skills needed for the data jobs of the present and the future? Toni Sekinah reports.
As Qlik launches its 27-country "Visualise your world" customer tour, David Reed spoke to UK and Ireland managing director, Simon Blunn, about how the newly-private BI software vendor is riding the wave of self-service analytics.
GDPR mandates many things which need to happen within IT systems, but then have to be documented, audited and accounted for. New regtech solutions from companies like CA Technologies and Kesaya are helping to put these in place, as David Reed discovers.
Over the past 3.5 years, Mridula Sori, principal analyst at NHS Improvement, and her team have developed a system with evidence-based analysis that allows them to see what improvements need to be made to support hospitals and the wider NHS. Toni Sekinah reports.  

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