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

Published: 07 April 2011

ID: G00211490

Analyst(s): Valentin Sribar, Donald Feinberg , Anne Lapkin, Nicholas Gall, Mark Beyer


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
  • Overview


  • 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

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