Is data the new currency?

Data is becoming ever more integral to our daily lives. There isn’t much we do now where someone isn’t interested in monitoring our behaviour, trying to understand it and adapting some service to better suit our requirements. But do we consider the potential value of this data? Is there an element of monetisation that we … Continue reading “Is data the new currency?”

G4C Renewed

A key value of Constructing Excellence and G4C is collaboration. Collaboration is possible only when there is transparency and inclusion, when thoughts, developments and proposed actions are openly discussed and accessible to all. Therefore G4C 2016 is now an open forum, accessible to all, with no geographical boundaries or limitations. We are working together across … Continue reading “G4C Renewed”

Open Data for Energy

Open Data for Energy Internet has changed our life. Communication, education, shopping, business etc. What about energy? Via internet, it is possible to access our energy account information, we can monitor our energy usage and we have become more aware of the importance of renewable energy. But has the way we buy and sell our energy changed? Not … Continue reading “Open Data for Energy”

Open Data for Planning

Open Data for Planning We need a good Planning system to face the effects of global change. Population increase, availability of natural resources combined with lack of political stability will impose greater pressure on the construction industry globally and nationally. Planning is needed to harness the good energy, which comes with change, and protect us from the risk … Continue reading “Open Data for Planning”

Open data for housing

Open Data for Housing Next to food and clothing, the Declaration of Human Rights lists housing as the third fundamental need for any human being. The current supply of housing in the UK does not met the demand as a result of limited amount of land, insufficient replacement of inefficient existing stock and rise in population. As part … Continue reading “Open Data for Housing”

Analyse this

With the vast majority of records now stored electronically, e-analytics has become essential because there are no longer ‘paper trails’ in the traditional sense. This combined with the dramatic increases in volume of data and information mean that it is vital that tools with the capability to carry out targeted analysis are deployed. Single e-mails … Continue reading “Analyse this”

Make sense of it all

I was reading the other day that according to IBM, ninety per cent of the world’s data has been produced in just the past two years.  It seems to me that very few organisations have been left out of this burgeoning swell in electronically stored and managed information that has over time eroded the traditional … Continue reading “Make sense of it all”