Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition, and Productivity

McKinsey claimed that “big data has the power to redefine how businesses will be able to create value” as well as suggesting that there will be a severe skills shortage in people with the knowledge to use the tools and in managers able to take decisions using the results. But what is Big Data, how does it differ from the data in use today which is the basis for established BI? The Monthly Technology Brief focuses on this new high growth market as well as providing a round-up of the usual industry wide technology news.