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Big Data Faces the Curse of the Calendar
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Re: KISS OF DEATH
  • 1/8/2015 11:07:41 AM
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The Year of is usually a fiction of headline writers. As pointed out that may very well be the forecasting of that not happening. But, we all look for hope and good fortune in our predictions of what's coming next, the The Year of may be really just what's hoped for more than the reality.

Re: KISS OF DEATH
  • 1/7/2015 11:11:09 AM
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@jamescon, i definitely agree. As a former professor of mine loved saying that everythingeverything without exception, is a process.

Re: KISS OF DEATH
  • 1/7/2015 9:23:45 AM
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@rbaz. Yes, crowning something with "Year Of" is a sign of recognition that it is legitimate, I suppose. But we all knew that anyway. Even people who don't work in the analytics realm have at least a basic understanding of what the term means (understanding, not agreement) and how big data is starting to be used. Big data has been all over the general business and news media for three-plus years.

That "Year Of" label might draw a bit more attention to big data or some other tech concept, but in the end, it isn't going to change enterprise budgets or generate new products and innovation. Big data analytics, the people who build products, and the people who utilize those technologies in the real world can drive change, but they will do it through actions over the course of several years, not through buzzwords.

Re: KISS OF DEATH
  • 1/7/2015 9:15:50 AM
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@Terry. I'm with you. Even if 2015 is marked by increased awareness (and subsequent growth in usage) of big data and analytics that's a good thing. I didn't notice some magician on New Year's Day waving a magic wand and suddenly making big data a core of everyone's business and personal life.

Re: KISS OF DEATH
  • 1/6/2015 8:49:31 PM
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More likely misunderstood than defined.

Re: KISS OF DEATH
  • 1/6/2015 8:49:30 PM
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More likely misunderstood than defined.

Re: KISS OF DEATH
  • 1/6/2015 8:39:45 PM
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These silly articles create unrealistic expectations that few technologies or services can ever live up to (talking to you, ISDN). There's nothing coming down the pike that materially changes how we'll use or interact with big data this year; awareness might be changing, but then I could say the same thing about immigration.

Therefore, I pronounce 2015 as the Year of Big Data Immigration.

Suck it, TechCrunch. ;->

Re: KISS OF DEATH
  • 1/6/2015 6:51:19 PM
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Tomsg, you've uttered my thoughts that the year of----, is more recognition than occurrence. In 2015, the blind will miraculously see the light and adorn big data. Will it finally be defined?

KISS OF DEATH
  • 1/6/2015 2:18:57 PM
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I am not sure why naming something the year of ' ' makes it falter, but I agree that it does. Maybe it just gets the attention of people that are best ignored.



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