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Musicians could be the answer to big data – love you awesome nerds!

Big data equals big opportunities for sustainable organisations in the future – and its not that too distant a future either. But according to recent reports there is a skills gap in dealing with big data. So are musicians that answer? A recent article on the awesome Smart Planet website talked about how big data […]

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Sunday Morning – Disruptive Big Data Technology

This isn’t a specific technology as such but more of a disruptive trend, and this one is BIG. The availability of data, the transparency of organizations and the curiosity of people is driving a trend towards understanding and sometimes exposing the interconnected world we live in. A recent example is from chinafile.com, that looks at […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Google Public Data

Big data is awesome, and its even more awesome if its freely available, easy to visualise and quick to access – enter Google Public Data. Now, I may be a bit behind the times with this one but I have only recently stumbled across Google Public Data and I like what I see. It has […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – The Fermi Problem

This dude was around a while ago, but with the increase of Big Data his theory around approximation becomes more and more important. His name was Enrico Fermi, born in Italy in 1901, passing away in 1954. He did quite a lot within his lifetime but to me in what I do, his legacy of […]

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Top 10 Energy Efficient Office Buildings in Australia

In my trend of Big Data I have been busy getting into the Big(ish) Data of Mandatory Disclosure and the database of Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEECs). The database is extremely useful, it gives owner name, emissions intensity, star ratings and energy consumption. But it is unwieldy. So we have taken the BEEC database and […]

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How to be green – appliances versus air conditioning

My public confession of not being able to give up gadgets resulted in a comment about an article from the US about how the energy efficiency savings from air conditioning units is being wiped out by the increased energy consumption from appliances in our homes. Thanks Ed. So is it true in Australia? Big data […]

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Green Cities – Calculating the value of trees

We have intrinsically known that trees add benefit to a city or a development for a long time, they shade, they cool, they take pollutants out of the air, they filter water but how do you put a value on that? A group in the US has come up with a way of quantifying the […]

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