We all know that big data is the next big thing, but as anyone even remotely involved with the subject will tell you – it’s not so much the data as making sense of it that matters. Which is presumably why the Eastern Cape Economic Development Board has put out a tender for an online visualization and monitoring of regional economic indicators. Sounds exciting – if you or your company has those skills I’d strongly advise you to find out more.

We’ve been in touch with the EDB to find out exactly what its after and why. More soon…

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.