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Big Data's evolution

Fast Data is the next step for Big Data Whilst many people and companies are getting to know, understand, and work with Big Data, an increasing number of companies are already using what is being considered its evolution: Fast Data. Basically Fast Data is the capacity to analyse and to act in re...
, Hult International Business School '15 | February 13, 2015 0   
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Strategic business risks: The Reputation Risk – Social licence to operate for mining companie

One of my favourite examples, when it comes to business risks, is the mining industry – given my background of almost 4 years in a TSX gold mining junior company that is running a still-permitting large scale open cast project in Romania. The most important risk – given that the deposit is proven a...
, Hult International Business School '14 | October 22, 2014 6   
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Time will tell

Very soon, Nigeria will be going to the polls to elect its president. Despite its position as the biggest economy in the African continent, it is yet to scratch its potential. As it is usually the case with its elections, businesses, multinationals and partner countries slow down activities pending...
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How every business can benefit by thinking like a start-up

Your company may not be a start-up. It may be neither new nor small. But, as big and mature as you might be, you could still benefit from thinking like a start-up. So…what can you do, in a big company, to retain the good aspects of a start-up? Like most things, it’s all in our heads, and by keeping...
, Kingston Business School '15 | February 10, 2015 0   
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Alibaba begins drone delivery trials in China

"Even though it's very limited in scope, Taobao [Alibaba's marketplace division] is delivering real goods to real people, which is a step further than its Western counterpart Amazon has gone. That said, which company will actually roll out a fully functioning drone-based delivery service remains to...
, Kingston Business School '15 | February 5, 2015 0   
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FCC proposes Net Neutrality

Neutrality in the U.S. In an article published Wednesday on Wired.com, U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler said he will propose utility-style rules to ensure Internet service providers (ISPs) don’t interfere with subscribers’ Web traffic. This announcement came after...
, Hult International Business School '15 | February 5, 2015 0   
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Technology Profit

Quarter 4 2014 results for some of the technology giants. During the last week, five of the major technology companies: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alibaba reported fourth-quarter profits. Only Google, and in particular Apple, profits up from the same period a year before, as we can see ...
, Hult International Business School '15 | February 5, 2015 0   
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Usefulness of Big Data

Big data in the business world. Big data is really everywhere, including at the World Economic Forum 2015 in Davos where there were several references to big data and its usage in different industries and situations. It’s not surprising that this is happening, a recent survey by “The Economist” s...
, Hult International Business School '15 | February 5, 2015 0   
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The 'On-Demand Economy' Is Reshaping Companies And Careers

"What sort of world will this on-demand model create? Pessimists worry that everyone will be reduced to the status of 19th-century dockers crowded on the quayside at dawn waiting to be hired by a contractor. Boosters maintain that it will usher in a world where everybody can control their own lives...
, Kingston Business School '15 | February 4, 2015 0   
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Strategic choices for banks in the digital age

If the last epoch in retail banking was defined by a boom-to-bust expansion of consumer credit, the current one will be defined by digital. This will include rapid innovation in payments and the broader transformation in systems enabled by digital technologies. The urgency of acting is acute. Banks...
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