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The University of Amsterdam and ORTEC Consulting Group Launch Big Data Research Project


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This month, the University of Amsterdam is starting a research project on the use of big data within companies and governmental institutions. A survey has been set up in cooperation with ORTEC Consulting Group in order to gather information about the adoption and implementation of big data applications among businesses.

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The research project focuses on the factors that influence the success rate of a big data strategy, the role of scientific institutions in the big data industry, and ways in which the use of big data can be stimulated. The projects data collection phase will last until the 19th of September. Preliminary results will be published at the end of October. To access the survey, click on the following link:

One of ORTECs greatest assets is our intellectual capital," stated ORTEC Consulting Group CEO Michael van Duijn. "We have the statisticians, the modelers, the programmers and the analysts. Partnering with universities strengthens our knowledge and helps us give back to society.

What is Big Data?

Big data is a term used to describe extremely large quantities of data. The data can be of many different kinds: numbers, text, images, and sounds. Analyzing big data requires a multidisciplinary approach and intensive cooperation between people from different fields of expertise (from statistics, computer science, mathematics and linguistics to speech and image recognition).

About University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a rich history dating back to 1632, when its forerunner, the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre, was established.
Today, with some 30,000 students, 5,000 staff, more than 100 nationalities and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe.

About ORTEC Consulting Group
ORTEC Consulting Group is the specialist in business analytics. We provide companies with the insights they need to become more adaptive and responsive. Since 1981, weve been helping companies grow their turnover, lower their costs, reduce their environmental impact. In short, achieve better results. And we do this in our own unique, quantitative way.

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