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Big Data Indescribably Large

February 16, 2014

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Lost for words I have been the first to be overly critical of those that define big data solely by size and (absence of) structure. That being said, it is inescapable that data volumes have reached an inflection point. In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Andrew McAfee makes a pretty startling observation. Data has […]

Big Data Week: New and Different

April 28, 2013

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Big Data Week I was able to take part, albeit fleetingly, this week in Big Data Week a series of events run in 25 cities across the globe.  There were a series of evening meetups hackathons and panels throughout the week in London with the key event running out of Imperial College on Thursday. Edd Dumbill […]

Big Data: Let’s agree, no more V’s

March 17, 2013

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3Vs I don’t quite know when it happened but we have recently added another V to the three existing characteristics of big data. Perhaps more. Gartner analyst Doug Laney gave us the first batch. High volume, real-time, rapid change velocity and unstructured variety. This certainly set big data apart and at least partially explained why […]

Facebook Graph Search: The Power of the Nodes and Edges

January 27, 2013

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According to Mashable, Facebook Graph Search could be it’s greatest innovation. I tend to agree. FB have eight years of Big Data (including almost over two billion new Likes each day) to help us identify products, services and brands that we might need through the experiences of those in our social network. Actually, a graph […]

What Has CRM Ever Done for Us?

September 23, 2012

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Actually the Romans come out rather well when Reg asks the questions of a bunch of masked activists in Matthias’s house in ‘The Life of Brian’. The aqueduct was just the beginning. Would CRM fare so well in a contemporary and probably unfunny update of the classic scene? What has it done for us? Don’t […]

Just Stop with the ‘Big Data is Just’

August 26, 2012

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OK, I get it. You’re sceptical. You’ve seen stuff come and you’ve seen it go. To you big data is just BI, just data, just analytics for the hip kids, just a distraction or just hype and fad. Except it isn’t. Big data is only ‘just’ analytics in the same way that cloud is ‘just’ […]

Information Curation 1 dot 2

July 14, 2012

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Dot to Dot: In the previous Post In part one we examined how the curatorial process is one that is relevant to the way in which businesses make informed decisions. We examined how Frances Morris, curator of the Kusama exhibition at the Tate Modern in 2012, dealt with abundance the most pressing issue for those […]