Big data is the name that has been given to the data management phenomenon that is changing the way we live and work. As a species, we produce a staggering amount of information. For example, a modern airliner carries more lines of code than it has parts, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) produces forty TB of data per second, and even loyalty schemes run by large retailers can generate astounding quantities of data.
By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54
Selfies are on the rise. And we're all guilty of taking a few of our own and exposing them to the social networking world.
By Daphney Mngomeni 6 Mar 2014 11:33
A new collaborative agency, we are BOB, has launched to offer clients independent specialists that collaborate rather than compete against each other to deliver better business results than the conventional lead agency model.
6 Mar 2014 09:02
Most companies have heard about big data, and are vaguely aware of the benefits. Unfortunately, it remains a 'nice idea' but one whose benefits are not well understood.
By Gerald Naidoo 6 Mar 2014 07:10
For better or worse, technology has changed how we engage with media. And despite the 'print is dead' argument, clients of public relations firms still expect to get their column centimetres. So how is technology shaping the lives of media professionals?
By Jaco Pienaar 6 Mar 2014 06:30
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says progress has been made in the last nine months since the signing of the Youth Employment Accord.
6 Mar 2014 06:14
Through South African ingenuity, social media managers now have a powerful new tool to boost their performance and ensure they never miss a Tweet or Facebook update.
5 Mar 2014 08:23
Two things happened in the ad industry in the last few months that would have made David Ogilvy cringe in his grave.
By Suhana Gordhan, Issued by NATIVE VML 5 Mar 2014 07:33
Credit providers will from June this year have to change risk models as the credit amnesty by government will mean that credit histories have been wiped out, say lawyers.
By Amanda Visser 4 Mar 2014 08:49
Oakley has launched its 'Disruptive by Design' global brand campaign at Red Studios in Hollywood, attended by South African athletes, Bryan Habana and Greg Minnaar and launched locally at Design Indaba.
4 Mar 2014 07:43
As the world's media gathered today outside and inside the High Court in Pretoria, there are many questions in the public's mind. Is this fair? Is this not voyeurism of the highest order? Will it influence the outcome? Is it necessary?
By Marion Scher 3 Mar 2014 14:56
Attendees at this year's Design Indaba were treated to some seriously good insights from legendary creative director Marcello Serpa, who is probably best known for being the 'godfather' of the Havaianas flip flop brand.
By Luise Allemann 3 Mar 2014 07:53
Great relationships are like Russian Matryoshka Dolls. They are a series of partnerships within partnerships - between client and agency, between agencies, and even between departments within the client's own business.
By Jason Xenopoulos 3 Mar 2014 07:00
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