Make value from THE BIG DATA

Make value from THE BIG DATA

JOHN OREDO delves into the various ways organisations can make use of big data in their possession and derive value from it.

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Keep it NATURAL

Keep it NATURAL

Michelle Ntalami, CEO and Founder, Marini Naturals has developed products to cater for women with natural hair. She has managed to create, grow and build the brand in Kenya, Africa and beyond.

By MURUGI NDWIGA

What made you venture into the world of entrepreneurship?

From my childhood, I have always been fascinated by the idea of creating things from scratch. I have never been so great at following the norm. My inquisitive and creative mind questions everything. So naturally, I feel drawn to business as I get to create things from the very beginning, determine its journey, and literally my own success. It fascinates me.

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Five ways to take charge of your life

Five ways to take charge of your life

By JOYCE KADUKI

Every once in a while, we get to a point where we feel as if we are losing control of demands in our lives. Sometimes, it seems someone has taken over the driver’s seat, and we are right at the back, looking on helplessly at the speed and direction our lives are taking, yet being unable to do anything about it. It is a moment of powerlessness where we operate in reactive mode.

A situation like that is not sustainable. The question is, how does one end up there? Even more important, what should one do to retain or regain control of their life?

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Mind your health at the office

Mind your health at the office

A holistic approach in terms of check-ups, preventive vaccines, follow-ups with doctors, nutrition education, exercise and stress management help in curbing lifestyle diseases.

By EDNA GOR

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How to transform insurance through big data

How to transform insurance through big data

Trends can be identified through various data sources such as medical history, lifestyle choices, demographics and even driving habits to ensure a correct pricing structure.

By FRANCOIS VAN DYK

Every now and then, a new buzzword pops up which remains fashionable for a while but then disappears again. “Big data” does not appear to be one of these terms. Many executives, entrepreneurs and marketers have now adopted it as part of their jargon – but the reality is many use the term without knowing the true meaning of it. Wikipedia defines big data as a “broad term for data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate.”

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The working millennial

The working millennial

Employers are increasingly faced with the challenge of retaining talent and developing careers

By BOB PATERSON

Pew research estimates that in 2015 the Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1997, will exceed the Baby Boomers (those born just after World War II (1946-1964)) in North America and Europe. Some demographers parcel up ‘generations’ of people based on what they think are common characteristics. Currently, there are six different generations, the Greatest Generation born before 1928, the Silent generation born between 1928 to 1945, the Baby Boom Generation born between 1946 and 1964, Generation X born between 1965 and 1980 and the millennial generation born between 1981 and 1997.

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