Three Major Trends in Business Data

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I see three big changes occurring in the new world of business data. Big Data. Data sets that are too large and too complex for traditional data processing are now common, and they are becoming ubiquitous. According to Wikipedia, “As of 2012, every day 2.5 exabytes of data are created.” (An exabyte is 2.5 times 10 to the 18th power.) Personal devices, from smart phones to activity monitors, generate data on nearly all of us — our location, patterns of communication, and behavior. All of this is recorded somewhere; all of it can be processed to yield information that presents business opportunities. While data sets are getting larger, the term “big data” has come to refer not so much to the size of the data sets as their predictive power. A good analytics team can spot correlations in data that unearth business trends, prevent disease, or fight crime. What’s required isn’t processing power (although that helps), but imagination and communication. The hallmark of big data is the way it crosses departmental and disciplinary boundaries. Unstructured Data. Once upon a time you could only gather data if you created a model of your expected inputs beforehand. Such modeled data can be (more…)

Newsletter August 2012

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Hello, Readers!

Summer is racing by, and 2012 is moving along faster than I had imagined.  I am happy to bring you the first newsletter on our new multi-device website, where you can view content from anywhere. Our “words to the world” are now available on pc’s, tablets, and mobile phones. Please take some time to see our new look on our expanded website at www.doblerconsulting.com. Viewing it from your tablet or smartphone will demonstrate its flexibility. Send me a note if you want a website like this one. Read More

How to Use LinkedIn to Your Advantage

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In my previous posts I talked a lot about the functionalities of LinkedIn, how to set it up, which other social networking sites to use besides LinkedIn and how to integrate it with your Outlook.

Many readers asked me more or less the same question “how can I use LinkedIn to grow my business?”.
There is no straight answer to this question, but I will share how I use LinkedIn. Maybe you can take one new tip away for your LinkedIn strategy.

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