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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Jim Schreier's insight:
Very anxious to read this -- some clear applications of "Big Data" to consumers.
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.
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.
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.