From monitoring palm oil plantations to cutting energy use in data centres, Ellen R Delisio looks at how companies used IT to get a shop-floor view of their operations in 2016

While businesses have long used big data analytics to improve marketing and sales, 2016 saw an increasing use of big data analysis to manage issues in supply chains.

Data is growing globally at a rate of about 59% a year, and arriving faster, in larger quantities and covering more topics...

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