France puts big data in 'Top 4' new technology priorities

Sunday 7 July 2013 | 22:50 CET | News
French digital economy minister Fleur Pellerin has accepted recommendations from software publishers' association Afdel to help make France a world leader in "big data", reports Les Echos. The minister announced the creation of a plan to foster the sector's growth, making big data a priority area on par with cloud computing, in-vehicle software and the internet of things. Specific measures include setting up data scientist training programmes, creating an incubator-like high-tech resource centre for start-ups, and forming funds earmarked for big data projects. The government has not given

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