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Healthcare firm embodies analytics in action

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Infinity Insurance deploys a new data architecture to bring a deeper level of intelligence to its business model.

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Senior IT consultant Tammy Hughes offers a user’s manual for managing the next generation of IT worker: the millennials.

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Info management index

2.8

Amount of data, in zettabytes, created and replicated in 2012.1

40

Amount of data, in zettabytes, expected to be created by 2020.1

59

Percentage of respondents who ranked analysis and decision making as the top business process area in need of technology investment for 2013. 2

$13.1 billion

Worldwide business intelligence (BI), corporate performance management (CPM), and analytics applications/performance management software revenue in 2012 (up 6.8 percent from 2011).3

One question

Q: Can big data truly be leveraged to provide competitive advantage?

A: While big data is getting a lot of IT press, it’s data science that we should be talking about. Sadly, somehow big data (and more recently, Big Brother over-collecting data) is getting all the attention, resulting in many people reaching the mistaken conclusion that “provided you have enough data, the answers will spontaneously appear.”… The lesson: there’s rarely a Eureka! moment. Finding value in big data and finding the connected insights that give you competitive advantage require a robust attitude to failure and a spirit of fostering continuous experimentation. And innovation is more critical than all the data in the world, big or small.

—Paul Muller, Chief Software Evangelist for HP Software, on his Cross the Streams blog

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