Tags: Big data

Executives making big decisions on ‘gut instinct’ rather than on data

The great majority of executives around the world – 94% – say management of their company is prepared to make significant decisions about the strategic direction of their business, but barely one-third relied primarily on data and analytics when they made their last big decision. Executives’ intuition or experience and the advice and experience of…

HR needs to convince workers that access to personal data and increased monitoring will bring benefits

The type of data profiling used by retailers and advertisers could soon become commonplace in the workplace, according to the second in PwC’s Future of Work series. The report: ‘The future of work: A journey to 2022’ reveals that nearly a third of people would be happy for their employer to have access to their…

Big business failing to get to grips with big data

An overwhelming majority of senior executives across the world’s largest organisations accept that their long-term business success will be based on mastery of the growing amount of data at their disposal. Yet despite recognising its value, less than 1 in 10 believe they are in a position to make use of the information held on…

Skillsoft and IBM Research collaborate to harness Big Data in Enterprise Learning

Skillsoft today announced a multi-phase joint development agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to leverage the power of big data in enterprise learning. The goal of this collaboration is the development of an enhanced adaptive learning experience for users with a focus on productive data-driven learning outcomes. By combining IBM Research’s unrivalled big data and customer experience…

NHS care crisis: smarter use of people management data could provide early warning system

CIPD research reveals four in ten healthcare workers are concerned their organisation could be at the centre of the next patient care scandal, while one in three nurses report being put under excessive pressure to behave in ways that undermines patient care. Smarter use of information on front line NHS employees could help prevent more…