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Archives for December, 2012


New Year’s Resolution: Innovate with Information

by Doug Laney  |  December 26, 2012  |  2 Comments

2012 has seen an acknowledgement and mainstream awareness of the challenges of managing the burgeoning streams of information generated and available to organizations, particularly big data. In 2013, I expect the focus to shift to the challenges of developing and implementing enterprise strategies for making use of all this data. Opportunities abound for deploying information […]

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Mayan Big Data and Predictive Analytics

by Doug Laney  |  December 18, 2012  |  3 Comments

To understand the significance of December 21, 2012 to the Mayans (and today’s mass media) it’s necessary to recognize and understand the Mayan numbering system, theology and astronomical prowess. First, the Mayan had two numbering systems which more-or-less are akin to our distinct decimal system for counting things, and our Gregorian system for counting dates. […]

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