Just as having a saw doesn’t make you an expert carpenter, having Big Data doesn’t make you an expert analyst.
A recent article in the Harvard Business Review, titled Big Data’s Human Component, has reinforced what I’ve been thinking for some time. While the industry is getting excited about Big Data being the “next great tool,” it’s nothing without knowledgeable people making the essential connections.
Or as software architect Grady Booch famously stated: “A fool with a tool is still a fool.”
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen