Friday's Innovation Inspiration - Big data

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Big data is one of the hottest topics in business. When you hear those words - BIG Data - you almost surely think of:

  • HUGE financial services firms scoring terabytes of historical and current risk data
  • GLOBAL telecommunications companies mining petabytes of structured and unstructured data
  • INTERNATIONAL retailers repricing hundreds of thousands of products across hundreds of locations

But big data issues can be a problem for businesses of all sizes and all kinds - including small and medium-sized companies.  The definition for big data is - When volume, velocity and variety of data exceed an organization's storage or compute capacity for accurate and timely decision making.

Check out this innovative use of SAS in the health care industry - now that's BIG DATA!  How are you handling big data in your organization?

Here are a couple of SAS Global Forum 2011 papers about using SAS in the Disease Management field:

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Waynette Tubbs

Editor, Marketing Editorial

+Waynette Tubbs is the Editor of the Risk Management Knowledge Exchange at SAS, Managing Editor of sascom Magazine and Editor of the SAS Tech Report. Tubbs has developed a comprehensive portfolio of strategic business and marketing communications during her career spanning 15 years of magazine, marketing and agency work.

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