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Big Data Fatigue?

Some people suggest that the concept of “big data” is nearing the end of its fifteen minutes of fame. They couldn’t be more wrong — because big data isn’t just about managing social media, unstructured data or massive data sets. It is an approach to data and analytics that finds new ways of looking at information — and it’s here to stay.

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Should Information Have an Expiration Date?

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We should give our information delete dates, says Mayer-Schönberger.

Should information be finite? Should it cease to exist after a certain point?

On the face of it, an expiration date on information sounds like a wild idea.

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Innovating our way to a financial sector meltdown

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The global financial crisis that occurred in 2008 can be viewed as a systems accident that was fueled, in part, by innovations in the financial sector.

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Improve Data Quality for Competitive Advantage

ERRORS IN DATA CAN COST A COMPANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, ALIENATE CUSTOMERS, AND MAKE IMPLEMENTING NEW STRATEGIES DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE. The author describes a process AT&T uses to recognize poor data and improve their quality. He proposes a three-step method for identifying data-quality problems, treating data as an asset, and applying quality systems to the processes that create data.

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