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As organizations look to big data to spot trends – and opportunities – they’re finding it can take days, weeks or even months to extract and assemble data that, once compiled, is already out of date.  This is especially true when merging existing data with new resources, such as location intelligence within geographic information systems.

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Comments (2)
Very well written article. Highly informative. Thanks :)
Posted by Kristy H | Tuesday, July 22 2014 at 6:33AM ET
Given the slightly repetitive nature of healthcare data, it is possibly one of the more obvious fields in which big data adoption can lend tangible results, apart from traditional Marketing and sales. A lot of the metrics regarding symptoms, health facilities, medicines etc. can be used for predictive analysis and covering redundant ground in short time. My only concern is when predictive analysis step overs the line to become pre-emptive in nature, trying to guide habits and choices which individuals should have the freedom to make.
Posted by Eamon W | Tuesday, July 22 2014 at 4:11PM ET
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