Hadoop. Where Did The Name Come From?

George Burns - "First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down" Google, Skype, Cisco and Zune are just a handful of tech companies that opted to use weird and wonderful names. Now, some of these names have great back … Continue reading Hadoop. Where Did The Name Come From?

Can Data Science Replace The Job Interview?

A lot of companies are fairly bad at recruitment. Fact. Though, not always is it a reflection on a company’s internal hiring processes or the recruitment consultancies they use. More often it’s that human beings cannot accurately predict the abilities, character and future achievements of others. Can Big Data help? Of course it can, Big … Continue reading Can Data Science Replace The Job Interview?

How Do Open Source Software Vendors Make Money?

Linus Torvalds – “software is like sex; it’s better when it’s free” Now considering that I am a specialist Recruitment Consultant for Data Science and Big Data hires, you would think I should have a perfectly detailed answer to this question when I was asked last week by a more junior consultant. Now why should I … Continue reading How Do Open Source Software Vendors Make Money?

Big Man on Google Campus

David White – “The companies who say that they don’t use the data they have acquired, in 5 years won’t exist” Naturally, it was raining in London last night so it was good to be snuggled into the ground floor of the Shoreditch Google Campus surrounded by like-minded Data Analytics enthusiasts. Why were we there? To … Continue reading Big Man on Google Campus

Why Do I Specialise in Data Analytics?

At the start of every quarter here at Salt, all employees must draft a Quarterly Business Plan. This is an incredibly useful task that inspires self-analysis to create focus. Below is my introduction. It serves as a constant reminder as to why I am passionate about Data Analytics and why this is unequivocally the best … Continue reading Why Do I Specialise in Data Analytics?

Big Data and Recruitment: Why The World Needs Data Analytics Experts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrNlZ7-SMPk Here's a short video I found on Youtube this morning by Link Analytics (www.linkanalytics.com), an awesome US based start-up who understand that "the Big Data Analytics Revolution has only just begun". A simple 3 minute video that should provide enough impact and insight for a Monday morning!