Devices like smartphones, sensors and tablets are fueling the data explosion, leading to a doubling of the world's digital data in just the past two years. At the same time, the latest data warehouses, distributed file systems, analytics tools and cheap cloud-sourced computing power provide ways to find meaning and value in the mountains of data.
The combination of massive increases in data and better tools and methods for processing it creates competitive opportunities for almost all organizations.
Special guests Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist at bitly, David Boyle, SVP Insights at EMI Music, and Ken Wincko, Senior Marketing Director at Dun & Bradstreet will join CBSi Global Industry Analyst Angus Macaskill to discuss the potential for Analytics/Big Data in US and Canadian organizations. During the webinar the panel will also announce the key findings of the recent ZDNet survey on Analytics/Big Data sponsored by D&B.
TechRepublic and ZDNet's research study examines how organizations are responding to the digital data explosion. It looks at how organizations use analytics in day-to-day decision-making and to what purpose, the financial benefits they're realising, and examines the key challenges.Register here to join our Big Data Webinar on Thursday, January 24th 3pm ET/12pm PT.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.