I should have known a Harvard Business Review spotlight on big data was imminent. Just a few weeks ago, I noted in an HBR review column that “It’s been over a year since I’ve blogged on anything from the Harvard Business Review. For business intelligence, big data and analytics relevance, the more tech-focused MIT Sloan Management Review’s probably a better bet at this point.”

Well, lo and behold, the October, 2012 edition is on “Getting Control of Big Data.” I suppose I can take consolation from the fact that the authors of the article, entitled “Big Data: The Management Revolution,” are Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, from MIT’s Center for Digital Business – and often write for the SMR.

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