Tech Trends 2013 Preview: Finding the Face of your Data
For the past several years, our Tech Trends reports have explored trends in analytics, visualization and big data. The quest has been to find answers to “crunchy questions” – questions that, if you can answer them, you may move the needle on business performance. Finding the Face of your Data adds a pattern discovery approach, assuming we are at a place now where we don’t even know all the possible questions. Therefore, the first step in the process is not to discover what the ‘right’ question is, but to discover what the potential questions could be.
By combining human insight and intuition with machine number crunching and visualization, you may be able to answer questions you've never answered before. More importantly, you may discover important questions you hadn’t even thought to ask.
We believe that the CIO may be the steward of the information asset – creating value and enhancing enterprise results and returns with information. With Finding the Face of your Data, the CIO may have a new approach for data-driven decision making to create competitive advantage.
Humans do some things really well, and other things are better done by computers. In pattern discovery, it is the particular combination that will allow for the identification of new patterns and relationships across four dimensions of data – structured, unstructured, internal and external.
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