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Implications of Big Data
Exploring the Implications and Possible Unintended Consequences of Big Data
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Implications Wheel - Big Data

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In "The Human Face of Big Data," author Rick Smolan states that for "big data...the potential and consequences of which few have even started to contemplate."

Further, "Like all new tools, Big Data carries the potential for unintended consequences."


The implications of Big Data are many -- they're significant -- and they need to be explored for both the short and long-term positives and negatives.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 15, 2013 4:40 AM

This sounds important to consider.

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Big Data Delivers Customized Experiences Or It's Just Noise

Big Data Delivers Customized Experiences Or It's Just Noise | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
If there is one phrase we couldn’t seem to get enough of this year — that phrase is big data. Every day our digital activity (on the web, on our smart phones, social networks etc) creates over 2.…
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Nine Steps to Unlock Big Data's Hidden Value

Nine Steps to Unlock Big Data's Hidden Value | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
Without a clear place to start, many organizations are either misusing Big Data or not using it to its full potential. Here s how to overcome the challenges, according to HCL Technologies.
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Twitter explains why 'soggy fries' may be key to its big data future

Twitter explains why 'soggy fries' may be key to its big data future | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
As Twitter's president of global revenue, Adam Bain is the guy who has to deal with the persistent questions about the company's business model. Or its lack of one, according to critics. It's somet...
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Big Data – Orwell or Huxley

Big Data – Orwell or Huxley | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
Big data is an all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using traditional data processing applications. The challenges include...
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More Data Won’t Turn Employees into High-Performing Machines

More Data Won’t Turn Employees into High-Performing Machines | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
In much of the industrialized world, work has changed dramatically in the past 100 years. We have come a long way since the early days of assembly lines and Fordism.
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Big Data Glut Fuels New Analytic Tools, Services and Start-ups

Big Data Glut Fuels New Analytic Tools, Services and Start-ups | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
The problem with big data is that there’s so much of it. No, that's not a Yogi-ism because it accurately describes the paradox facing many organizations today.
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What If Companies Don’t Own All That Data They’re Collecting?

What If Companies Don’t Own All That Data They’re Collecting? | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
Big data and the “internet of things” — in which everyday objects can send and receive data — promise revolutionary change to management and society.
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The Future Of Marketing Combines Big Data With Human Intuition

The Future Of Marketing Combines Big Data With Human Intuition | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
Marketing technology does not mitigate the need for marketing guts, but it can help us tell the difference between an inspired idea and a bad lunch.
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3 simple steps for incorporating data into your...

3 simple steps for incorporating data into your... | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
Data is definitely a game-changer. It opens up newer opportunities for letting you save money, save time or make more money. Effective use of data can aid in decision-making or help optimizing processes for leveraging your resources to their maximum.
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​How Can Big Data Help Low Income Students?

UTILIZING DATA: Big data could help tailor resources for low-income students, if only educators utilized the information effectively. So argues Harold O.
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How big data is helping to save the planet

With the help of HP's Vertica Analytics Platform, Conservation International is crunching data from images to monitor the biodiversity of tropical forests around the world.
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What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data—Lifeblood of Big Business—and the End of Privacy as We Know It

What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data—Lifeblood of Big Business—and the End of Privacy as We Know It - Kindle edition by Adam Tanner. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data—Lifeblood of Big Business—and the End of Privacy as We Know It.
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Very anxious to read this -- some clear applications of "Big Data" to consumers.

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Big Data Gets Master Treatment at B-Schools

Big Data Gets Master Treatment at B-Schools | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
Interest in specialized, one-year master’s programs in business analytics, the discipline of using data to explore and solve business problems, is prompting more schools to roll out stand-alone programs.
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Is this a possible paradigm shift for business schools? Instead of producing MBA's to lead and manage corporations, will we see legions of big data experts emerging from B-Schools (at $47K for a one year program)?
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What Big Data Means For Marketers

What Big Data Means For Marketers | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
3 Lessons Marketing Pros Need To Learn From Big Data If you haven’t noticed yet, big data and analytics are serious buzz words right now. Just last year, Harvard Business Review declared that data…
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4 Ways Big Data Will Make You Happy - Smart Data Collective

4 Ways Big Data Will Make You Happy - Smart Data Collective | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
One of the major trends within the Big Data is the quantified-self. The quantified self enables us, through smart gadgets, to track our lives and to collect data. Analysing this data can give us control over our lives if we know how to deal with it.
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Feature: How Retailers Make Use of Big Data and Analytics to Boost Sales

Feature: How Retailers Make Use of Big Data and Analytics to Boost Sales | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
The rise in multi-channel retail activity has forced companies to make the most of big data and information. Ben Rund of Informatica looks at how they do it
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Tesco’s Downfall Is a Warning to Data-Driven Retailers

Tesco’s Downfall Is a Warning to Data-Driven Retailers | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
Did Big Data become an analytic albatross?
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SHRM: Big Data Only As Good As Data In - Employment and HR

SHRM: Big Data Only As Good As Data In - Employment and HR | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
My colleague Rob Sheridan was quoted in an SHRM article entitled Big Data Only as Good as Data In. United States Employment and HR Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 27 Oct 2014
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Big data trends in 2015 reflect strategic and operational goals

Big data trends in 2015 reflect strategic and operational goals | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
During your 2015 budget planning process, these are the big data topics that Mary Shacklett says should be front and center.
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At Zulily, a small approach to big data

At Zulily, a small approach to big data | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
Racks of clothes, piles of toys, and stacks of boxes clutter the offices and rooms inside the Seattle headquarters of online retailer Zulily. Each day, 9,000 new products are added to the companys website to be sold in flash sales.
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Big data fueling cloud growth, raining high-paying onshore jobs

Big data fueling cloud growth, raining high-paying onshore jobs | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
Technology Business Research says big data analytics fueled a 47 percent increase in revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers.
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A Business Schematic Drawn With the Tools of Big Data

A Business Schematic Drawn With the Tools of Big Data | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
A Business Schematic Drawn With the Tools of Big Data
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Big-data management promises a significant shift in the way decisions are made across the economy.
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Contact Center Economics 101: Big Data Meets Recruiting

Contact Center Economics 101: Big Data Meets Recruiting | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it

Recently-concluded research results indicate big data may help you hire better in the very near future.

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We Can’t Always Control What Makes Us Successful

We Can’t Always Control What Makes Us Successful | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
Knowing what influences employee performance doesn’t necessarily help.
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The cautionary tale of a "Big Data" application -- and yet another reason why the implications of this is such an important topic for exploration.

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Predict What Employees Will Do Without Freaking Them Out

Predict What Employees Will Do Without Freaking Them Out | Implications of Big Data | Scoop.it
What HR needs to know about analytics.
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This is a "Big Data" issues with big implications, both positive and negative.

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