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A 200-year-old brand at the cutting edge of Big Data
28 May, 2013 10:17 am

Citigroup has been in existence for over two centuries and much of its growth in past years was inorganic, meaning expansion through acquisition. As a result, we have worked hard to standardise and automate our systems globally, so that we can get the most from our vast amount of data and meet clients' need for mobile access.

Mastering big data: a clear competitive advantage
23 May, 2013 10:40 am

The importance of IT in everyday business means there are ever-growing volumes of data. It's an opportunity for businesses to better organise their activities, if they are able to handle the deluge of information.

Smartphone integrated cars
20 May, 2013 11:48 am

At Chevrolet, a brand of General Motors, we fully integrate smartphones and apps into cars, including for first-time car buyers. Here is how we match the fast changing app marketplace and meet young drivers' requirements.

Why 2013 is the year of web to store
16 May, 2013 11:24 am

In a difficult economy, each time one e-commerce company wins, a store loses. For traditional retailers, both large and small, an urgent change is needed: using the Internet to entice consumers back to...

A digital revolution transforming the music industry
13 May, 2013 01:51 pm

On-demand streaming services featuring tens of millions of songs, cloud-enabled downloads, and music discovery powered by social media are already transforming the music industry. Now the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, the roll-out of superfast broadband and 4G networks,...

The digital case for a liberalised money system
7 May, 2013 10:44 am

Bitcoin is the largest distributed computing project of all time. Through a smart mathematical model and the use of peer-to-peer networking, it offers a fantastic and necessarily liberal way for people...

"Digital innovation is revolutionising historical archives"
29 Apr, 2013 11:10 am

New digital systems including the semantic web are transforming how organisations present information. We hear from David Prudames, senior content commissioner at the British Museum, about how modern technology is opening up vast historical archives to scholars and the wider public.

Delivering quantum views of complex parcel data
22 Apr, 2013 11:45 am

Every day, UPS delivers 16.3 million packages and receives 39.5 million tracking requests. Here's how our complex proprietary technology enables us to supply our customers with up-to-date,...

Advanced IT aiding car safety
8 Apr, 2013 10:08 am

At Toyota, a significant part of our $9 billion (5.9 billion) annual research and development budget goes towards safety. We are working on advanced IT systems and complex algorithms that will help drivers avoid road accidents.

Developing support through social networks
2 Apr, 2013 10:18 am

At Save the Children, digital channels including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are a huge part of how we reach our supporters. Alongside our use of e-mail and more traditional post, we hope we can develop long-term support and strong interaction through these channels.