A computer data centre operated by Google. Both Google and Alibaba claim that, rather than being in the internet or e-commerce business, they are big data companies. Photo: AP

The promise of big data: bringing technology and the economy together

With more open source and lower cost computing platforms and software available, small and medium enterprises can enjoy the benefits of big data

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A computer data centre operated by Google. Both Google and Alibaba claim that, rather than being in the internet or e-commerce business, they are big data companies. Photo: AP
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