What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization?

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MIT Technology Review recently cited Oracle’s definition : “Big data is the derivation of value from traditional relational database-driven business decision making, augmented with new sources of unstructured data.” The field of open data is all about their sharing it out to the rest of us. The Open Knowledge Foundation is a great advocacy charity in that field. Big Data Right Now: 5 Trendy Open Source Technologies (TechCrunch).

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Let’s turn it from an exhortation on how to grab even more mindshare from your average citizen to something like this: …the organization that provides the greatest access to information, organized in a way that allows it to be displayed and used in ways that are meaningful to the individual user and the organization as a whole, will be the most effective in measuring outcomes and creating the knowledge and practices to better those outcomes.