'Big Data' Is Only the Beginning of Extreme Information Management


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Although the term "big data" overemphasizes the issue of information volume, it does serve as a useful way to start a conversation about the multiple dimensions required of a modern information management strategy.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction
    • The Uses and Dangers of the Term "Big Data"
      • Examples of How Data Volume Evolves Into Other Challenges
      • "Big Data" Starts a Conversation About Other Dimensions
    • Extreme Aspects of Information Management
      • Big Data Starts With Quantification
      • Addressing Access and Qualification
      • Pattern-Based Strategy Demands Extreme Information Management
    • What to Do About Extreme Information Management Issues
      • Recognizing the Challenge
      • Planning for Extreme Information Management
      • Managing Data Extremes
    • Summary
    • Appendix: The Economics of Data
  • Recommended Reading
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