Data analytics: Reading between the lines

Data-aided, and even data-led, decision-making is not something for the future, it’s happening now. We look at how Irish business is crunching information

Leading sectors tend to be those dealing with a mass of data, such as house insurance and car insurance, who can then perform modelling and predictive analytics

Data analytics has been on the lips of chief information officers for the last few years, but there are clear signs out there in the world at large that it is moving from words to action.

The recent stock market frenzy around Palantir Technologies, the big data company co-founded by controversial billionaire Peter Thiel, is only one indication that businesses are betting the future on data. Or rather, they are reasoning that data will mean ...