Big data could power on-demand public transport

Govt looking at service where minibuses run ad-hoc routes, with fares between S$5 and S$10 Source:- http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/big-data-could-power-demand-public-transport?singlepage=true   SINGAPORE — The authorities are looking at piloting a public transportation service, which can be activated at the drop of a hat for deployment at places where demand for both taxis and…

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The Big Read: Big data making a great difference in healthcare

Analytics has improved hospital operations in recent years, and experts say much more is in store Source:- http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/big-data-making-great-difference-healthcare?singlepage=true   SINGAPORE — It is a recurrent challenge of public hospitals here: Waiting times for patients at the emergency department. To tackle the issue at Changi General Hospital (CGH), Dr Chow Wai…

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The Age of Big Data

Data-driven activities and smart systems could power a quantum leap in productivity and innovation.   Source:- https://www.cscollege.gov.sg/knowledge/ethos/issue%209%20jun%202011/pages/The-Age-of-Big-Data.aspx   Data-driven activities and smart systems could power a quantum leap in productivity and innovation. We are entering an age of big data. In a 2008 feature article highlighting the impact that massive…

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Singapore government focuses on Big Data, Open Data, Cloud & Security

Technology will continue to revolutionise the way governments operate. The Singapore government will be leveraging the opportunities provided by Big Data, sensors, cloud and open data to improve productivity and citizen services, while ensuring informa… Source:- http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/singapore-government-focuses-on-big-data-open-data-cloud-security Speaking to over 240 public sector leaders at the 11th annual FutureGov Forum…

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The time to master Big Data is now!

Temasek Polytechnic helps to train IT professionals new to Big Data and Business Analytics. Source:- http://www.ida.gov.sg/blog/insg/eye-2-eye/the-time-to-master-big-data-is-now/   Ms Serena Tai, Course Manager at the Temasek Polytechnic School of Informatics  & IT, talks about the training provided under the Centre of Attachment (COA) initiative for mid-career IT professionals, and how the…

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Delivering a boost for big data analytics

New Pivotal Centre of Innovation will work with local infocomm companies to develop prototypes and products for user organisations. Source :- http://www.ida.gov.sg/blog/insg/ict-enterprises/delivering-a-boost-for-big-data-analytics/ Pivotal, the spinoff initiative from EMC and VMware, has set up a Big Data Analytics Centre of Innovation (COI) in Singapore to help customers accelerate big data analytics…

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Exploring Big Data Analytics

IDA organises industry sharing session to discuss how Big Data technologies can be harnessed to address business challenges. Source :- http://www.ida.gov.sg/blog/insg/egov-sectors/exploring-big-data-analytics/ A restaurant in New York was running up US$2 to 3 million worth of receipts each month with a credit card company. Strangely, there was no mention of the…

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Read your customers’ minds – with Big Data and Analytics

Source:- http://www.ida.gov.sg/blog/insg/ict-enterprises/read-your-customers-minds-with-the-help-of-big-data-and-analytics/   Knowing what your customers want and encouraging them to have their say is pivotal to the success of many businesses today. This was the message shared by several speakers at the inaugural “Ideas with IDA (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore) and SCS (Singapore Computer Society)” networking session…

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