Tag: Big Data

‘World’s servers are ours’ says Obama administration

Business, Governance, Internet
US says global reach needed to gut "fraudsters," "hackers," and "drug dealers." by David Kravets for arstechnica Global governments, the tech sector, and scholars are closely following a legal flap in which the US Justice Department claims that Microsoft must hand over e-mail stored in Dublin, Ireland. In essence, President Barack Obama's administration claims that any company with operations in the United States must comply with valid warrants for data, even if the content is stored overseas. It's a position Microsoft and companies like Apple say is wrong, arguing that the enforcement of US law stops at the border. A magistrate judge has already sided with the government's position, ruling in April that "the basic principle that an entity lawfully obligated to produce information must

Is Germany using big data in quest for a World Cup win?

Business, Mobile, social media
Big data has become a buzzword in corporate boardrooms, but it could also mark the difference between winning and losing a football world cup final. reports   Gareth van Zyl of ItWebAfrica Collecting millions of data sets that are difficult to process using on-hand database tools is referred to as ‘big data’. This data can then be analysed to help boost the likes of business and operational performance. Applications for big data range from ensuring cranes, which are connected to the internet, don’t collide with each other on construction sites to IBM’s supercomputer Watson beating top human players on US television game show Jeopardy! And just a month before Germany stunned Brazil with a 7-1 defeat in a FIFA world cup semi-final game this week, business software firm SAP at its US SA