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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Businesses still plagued by big data misconceptions

Big data use was initially limited to huge organizations, such as government agencies and corporate giants that had the funds and storage systems necessary to make use of it.

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Medical data found flawed

Certain medical reference databases are widely used throughout the healthcare industry. This means that informational errors in the sources could hurt a wide range of research projects.

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LinkedIn still values data quality

Online-only businesses are often ahead of the pack when it comes to big data integration. Inspecting such firms' management programs could give hints about best practices for the future.

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Big data can provide early warnings about huge weather patterns

Big data has been touted for its ability to help companies break out of reactive decision-making patterns and progress to proactive insight.

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Publisher marketing thrives on good data

As more industries edge toward a digital distribution and operations model, companies in those fields become more able to harness data.

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Companies looking to big data to improve customer experience

Companies are quickly turning to big data in order to gain a competitive advantage over others in their industries, according to eWeek.

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Data management jobs on the rise

Employee responsibilities, and the IT labor market in general, will likely evolve as the amount of information in company systems balloons.

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Are companies prepared for data quality challenges as well as insight advantages?

Companies are steadily making investments in big data, which has driven a number of widespread results, according to Data Center Knowledge.

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Data cleansing questions spread to government

Some records can be stored unstructured and with no cleansing, and others should be rigorously checked, depending on differing project needs and roles in the federal infrastructure.

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Data quality traps: Easy to fall into, but hard to get out of

Big data adoption is picking up, with nearly half of surveyed businesses saying they are developing plans to use it and 28 percent reporting they have already tested projects or have one underway.

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