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Data Digest: Dealing with Big Data, Managing Project Teams, IoT is Personal

How can enterprises deal with the shear volume of big data? Plus articles from around the Web on project management and tying the Internet of things to your personal life.

How Can You Deal with 2.5 Quintillion Bytes of Data Each Day?
(Source: MIT Technology Review)

Right now, humans generate approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day thanks to the increasing digitization of life. Dealing with all this data takes more than just storage and analytics, as the V.E.N.O.M. loophole proved.  It will take better security to protect what little privacy we have left.

You Might Be Making Teams for Group Projects the Wrong Way
(Source: Knowledge Insead)

According to the latest research in performance management, most project managers focus on dividing team tasks on object-based divisions only. This can be akin to putting a square peg in a round hole at times. When the problem asks for it, activity-based divisions are simply more efficient.

Connecting Your Wallet to Your Health with IoT
(Source: Forbes)

The Internet of things is more than just the connection of devices to each other.  It can be the connection of devices to your wallet or your healthcare, for example. As advancements in mobile payments and health trackers are made, IoT will expand quicker and in previously unexpected ways.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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