Can you use big data to measure music experience in a smart city? 

In this study, Dialogic investigated what data sources could be used to measure music experience in the municipality of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. We created a list of 50 data sources with potentially interesting data. Each data source was evaluated against 11 criteria for usefulness, such as complexity, accessibility, restrictions, security and availability. On the …

How fast should internet be at schools?

Kennisnet, the organisation that facilitates the use of ICT in the Dutch educational system, today published a guide that helps schools in the choice of external (internet) connectivity. Given a number of students and a level of simultaneous use, the guide provides minimum bandwidth requirements for today and in the future. Secondly, it …

Geo-analysis + telecommunications

In April 2016, I gave a presentation at Eindhoven University of Technology on quantitative geographical analysis in the domain of telecommunications. Download slides: Quantitative geo-analysis in telecommunications

The state of telecom in the Netherlands (2015)

Nederland ICT, the association of Dutch ICT companies, today published an update of the ‘Dutch State of Telecom’, which shows key indicators of the Dutch telecommunications infrastructure. The research was performed by Dialogic. Read more: Destaatvantelecom.nl, Factsheet staat van telecom 2016 Media coverage: NLkabel: Nederlandse digitale infrastructuur aan kop in Europa …

Warp: Convert and analyze large data sets at light speed

Warp allows you to convert and analyze large data sets and light speed. Warp is designed for Mac OS X and available from the Mac App Store. Product website: Warp.one Download: Warp on the Mac App Store Blog posts:  Warp: a query-by-example analysis tool for big data, Warp 2.0: Link big …

DHToT: storing IoT sensor data in the BitTorrent peer-to-peer network

The Internet of Things promises to connect virtually all devices and make sensor data ubiquitously available. Instead of storing all this data in a central location, you can use a peer-to-peer network to store sensor data. Using a peer-to-peer network has several advantages. First of all, the infrastructure is ‘free’ (although in …

All schools, ranked

Allschoolsranked.com provides quantitative data on business school performance from multiple established business school rankings. Using this data, business schools can improve their strategic positioning in the competitive market for business education. Many different business school rankings exist. Although metrics and performance measurements should not be a goal per se, it is …

Internet of Things data for policy: why variety is the real challenge

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of traditionally unconnected devices that are now equipped with connectivity in order to provide better or additional services. Typically these devices communicate over the internet, are uniquely identifiable, and interoperate with existing internet services. Smart cars, watches, thermostats and meters are examples …

Why you need T-shaped professionals to use big data for policy

Big data provides unprecedented opportunities throughout society, but in practice, embedding innovative big data sources and methods in a governmental context is not easy. In a masterclass organised by Dialogic on November 5, 2015 and designed specifically for managers and policy makers of governments and (semi-) public organizations, we explore the (potential) …

A week with the Apple Watch: the good, the bad, the ugly

Last week, it finally arrived: the almighty Apple Watch. In this post I’ve summarized my thoughts about it, as well as my view on the future of smart watches in general. But first, let’s talk about the shiny new gadget! The good The Watch is smaller than I expected from the pictures …