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K. Ananth Krishnan is chief technology officer of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

The “Unstructured Information” Most Businesses Miss Out On

Businesses’ ability to process numbers in “well-behaved rows and columns” goes back 40 years, notes K. Ananth Krishnan, chief technology officer of Tata Consultancy Services, one of the largest companies in India. Figuring out how to mine and process the information in text, video, and audio is the new frontier.

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Why Companies Have to Trade “Perfect Data” for “Fast Info”

Companies have been trained to think about data all wrong, say Attivio’s Ali Riaz and Sid Probstein. “Analytics don’t have to be based on super-precise data,” they say. “The report doesn’t have to be perfect. It needs to capture the behavior, not the totality of it.”

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Analytics: The New Path to Value

Nearly every company knows enough about the well-documented “data deluge” to know that it presents both threats and opportunities. It turns out that the smartest companies (top performers in their industries) are already capitalizing on increased information richness and analytics to gain competitive advantage—and that it’s these analytics-“sophisticate” organizations that, having begun to recognize the opportunities for differentiation, are the most ambitious about ramping up their analytics implementation and their ability to act on information-driven insights.

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Wanted: Time to Think

In her biography of the Nobel Prizewinning geneticist Barbara McClintock, Evelyn Fox Keller asks, “What enabled McClintock to see further and deeper into the mysteries of genetics than her colleagues?”1 Keller answers that McClintock was able to take the time to look and to hear what the material had to

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