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Big Data is a term describing the continuous increase in data, and the technologies needed to collect, store, manage, and analyse it. It is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon, impacting people, processes and technology. From a technology point of view, Big Data encompasses hardware and software that integrate, organise, manage, analyse, and present data which is characterised by "four Vs": volume (size of the data sets), velocity (high speed of data processing), variety (different types and sources of data used), and veracity (high quality of analysed data).

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Technology Focus on Data sharing

This report focuses on the evolution of data sharing as the advanced technology fostering the digital transformation of Europe.

Celebrating the 11th Open Data Day

This year marks the 11th anniversary of Open Data Day. The event was celebrated by the international data community across the world on 6 March 2021.

Industry 4.0 inspires a new perception of tourism

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought tourism to a stop. To stay relevant and support the tourism industry, stakeholders involved in the sector are exploring options around Industry 4.0, including automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.