Month: July 2012

Big Data: Are You Ready for Multimedia Information Systems?

If you take a look at Enterprise Information Systems that are currently in use, you will notice that they are very restrictive in nature in the sense that it is quite difficult to handle data types other than text or numbers. Moreover, text and numbers are handled using pre-defined (text and numbers) fields only in

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Month: July 2012

Month: July 2012

Big Data: The Coming Sensor Data Driven Productivity Revolution

When it comes to Big Data, we often think of user (human) generated social media data. But sensor (machine) generated data is a much bigger story as sensor data will drive the next wave of productivity growth and innovation. Consider this for example, “Boeing jet engines can produce 10 terabytes of operational information for every 30

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Month: July 2012

Missing Wood for Trees, Why Big Data Isn’t About the Big Data

Big Data is a hot topic of discussion these days and is on top of “To Do” list of senior executives of large and medium sized companies, many of whom have started investing in required infrastructure for leveraging Big Data. While this is a good start, it is important to remember that Big Data isn’t

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