What exactly is big data? The sets of raw facts and figures which are so complex and bulky that they cannot be dealt with using ordinary data processing software are called big data. Capture, storage, analysis, searching, sharing, transferring, querying and visualization of data are some of the biggest data challenges. The four characteristics which describe big data are volume, velocity, variety and veracity. The size and the type of the raw information determines whether or not it can be classified as bulky. It draws from videos, text, audios, images, etc. and is mostly generated in real time. There is big data everywhere There isRead More →

One Channel, Africa’s fastest growing cloud business solutions provider, has launched its Acumatica product for construction called One Build. This is an end-to-end cloud business management system for general contractors, home builders, subcontractors, specialty contractors and land developers. Acumatica One Build is a true cloud solution that can significantly lower the cost of doing business. It combines features like project and cost management with contracts, commitments, subcontracts, compliance, retainage and other industry capabilities. One Channel CEO Bernard Ford says Acumatica One Build offers full Business Process Management (BPM) via its AcuFlow module which includes the ability to do sub-contractor payment certificate approvals and payment. AcuFlowRead More →