Voluminous and complex sets of data that traditional data processing application software are inadequate to deal with them.

In the 21st century – especially the last few years – there has been a conflict between innovation and everyday IT operations of a business. It is easy to get overwhelmed with trying to implement new technology, ensure that runs smoothly whilst introducing more tech.

When I first came across the term digital transformation, I assumed it meant using technology in the workplace. I hadn’t considered the impact that digitisation is having in the business world. We all use a computer; I thought this was enough. I didn’t understand what this term really meant and the impact it is having.

The UK police are using technology and copious amounts of data to predict crime. Thousands of anonymised reports of previous offences allow police to be deployed where crime is predicted to occur over the next 24 hours. The time and place of previous criminal activity helps to determine future offences. Kent Police are at the forefront of this with their system PredPol.

The promise of business insight from Big Data through quality analytics is now a reality in most businesses. Cloud analytics is a service model in which elements of the data analytics process are provided through a public or private cloud and it has been adopted by a third of the survey respondents.

Digital Birmingham Big Data Corridor: Serviceteam IT will collaborate to form partnerships with other organisations, the sharing of data and to benefit from the expertise of the partner organisations involved with the project. The possibilities are endless and Serviceteam IT can’t wait to embark on this exciting new project.