Africa: Big Data and the Cancer “Tidal Wave”- IDG Connect

How Big Data initiatives across Africa can help provide solutions to a range of social problems

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight:

big data, cancer registry, Africa  –  “IBM has sat at the forefront of numerous Big Data initiatives across Africa for some time now and was even awarded leadership recognition for its work in this arena by Frost & Sullivan last month. These have included an extremely varied range of social projects across the whole sub-Saharan region. For example, its smart cities project in Accra Ghana aims to use data to solve various problems ranging from traffic congestion to revenue collection, whilst it has also been heavily involved in the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project. This mammoth undertaking aims to build the world’s biggest telescope in South Africa… to better understand the universe.

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