A Short Story of how Earthquakes Suddenly Became a Big Data Problem

By Massimiliano Claps – October 10, 2013
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Two Italian scientists tested how accurate smartphones are in detecting earthquakes. This test is not just about technology, but also about new business models at the nexus of mobile, the Internet of Things and big data. Executives, in environmental agencies, emergency services, academia and other public sector entities in charge of monitoring earthquakes, have to figure out how this new paradigm will affect their organization.


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Massimiliano Claps

Massimiliano Claps is Associate Vice President for IDC Government Insights and IDC Health Insights in EMEA. Mr. Claps core research coverage includes digital transformation in government, with a…


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