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BIG Data Special Interest Group – New!

Posted By Pam Bishop, Big Data Special Interest Group Champion, Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Data, the most precious raw material in the 21st century. By the year 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species. Experts forecast that raw data will grow 50% per month and almost 800% in the next 5 years. Data could equal 35 zettabytes by 2020. In fact, there will be more text messages sent today than there are people in the world. Join the Big Data Special Interest Group (SIG) and participate in the largest explosion of our time – the explosion of big data and information. Webinars and discussions will feature Futurists, Inventors, Academics, IT prodigies and the everyday user sharing their thoughts, experience, ideas and predictions on:

  • Structured and unstructured data – more than 85% of data today is unstructured. How do we deal with the volume and the various devices?
  • Private and public data – who owns the data?
  • Inside the organization and outside in the yet-to-be-explored and mined world of social media. Each day, almost 300 billion emails are sent; 250 million photos are uploaded onto Facebook and 97,000 tweets are made. How do we deal with this volume of information and who's mining it?
  • The future of BYOD – but without the D.

Harnessing data and extracting its value is a major challenge and priority for IT and businesses. But is big data a big problem or a big opportunity? Join the Big Data SIG and get a 360 degree view on what is happening around the world in supply chains, social media channels and private and public sectors.

To ensure you receive event notices, please go to the Big Data Special Interest Group now and select the "Join Group” icon which will appear if you aren't already a member of the SIG. 

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