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24
Feb

The Biggest Big Data of All Time

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Imagine generating so much data that each day’s worth needs the processing power of one hundred million PCs and would take two million years to playback on an ipod*. The Square Kilometer Array (SKA), http://www.skatelescope.org/, is about to do exactly that, by scanning the deep universe for radiation data about conditions within a sliver of the […]

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01
May

Big Data Downsized for Small Businesses

Posted by | · · · · · · | Big Data · Brand audits · Content · Digital · Online Reputation Management · Performance Measurement · semantic Web · User Experience | Comments Off on Big Data Downsized for Small Businesses

Small Businesses can use Big Data — if it’s Downsized Every day, billions of sources — transaction records, mobile phone signals, weather sensors, traffic cameras, electricity meters, digital photos and videos, social media posts, website click-streams — create quintillions of bytes of data (2.5 quintillions, according to IBM. A quintillion is 10 X 18 trillion). […]

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07
Mar

Perils of Data Without Context

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The Perils of Data Without Context Nick Bilton’s post on the New York Times Bits Blog (“Disruptions: Data Without Context Tells a Misleading Story”, February 24, 2013) highlights the broader risk of assumptions based on counting occurrences (“looking only at the numbers”) instead of scoring intrinsic value. It’s a challenge facing anyone trying to sort […]

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