Boston Bombings: Justice is Served Thanks to Big Data

Boston Boming Suspects

Boston Bombing Suspects

The sheer speed at which the American authorities found the terrorists responsible for this attack was all thanks to “Big Data”, the pictures we take on our mobile devices, the videos we share on social network sites etc. All being collated to one place and analysed – put through facial recognition algorithms and geographical analysis tools and so on. Posts on

An interesting prediction from the E-Commerce Times highlights the trend in Big Data from a Government standpoint, and this tragedy and it’s relatively swift resolution highlights it’s uses in the same industry.

“E-Commerce Times recently reported that average annual big data budgets for government agencies will grow from $5.7 billion in 2014 to more than $7 billion by 2017, according to a study by Deltek.”

Those figures are astonishing, it’s a big budget as it is, but I don’t think further investment is a bad idea by any stretch.

 

 

 

Love, peace and swift justice,

Howard