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.
So due to me getting rid of my car ready for the big move I have to “carpool” to work, which through an unavoidable series of events, gets me to work at 7:25am…
This means I end up roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes early for work, the funny thing is originally this was not a problem and I handled it quite well. but with each passing week I am starting to feel the pain. I have no idea why it’s going in reverse to the expected cliché of being unable to cope at the start and then getting used to it but it is most definitely wearing me down, I refuse to let it beat me!
So with that in mind I have decided to “Keep Calm and Carry On” so to speak, made myself a mammoth coffee (it’s almost a sludge) and will continue to stick it out by starting my work for “the man” early; something I am sure he will be extremely happy about!
I almost forgot, here is the standard hipster shot of my coffee with laptop: