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Data Digest: Big Data Management, Customer Data Goldmine, and Defeating Data Decay

Seven practices to add to your IT arsenal for big data projects, plus keeping data accurate and collecting the right customer data.

Best Practices for Big Data Management
(Source: Tech Republic)

Big data projects are launching at enterprises everywhere, but many don’t know what play from their IT playbook to use. This article outlines seven of the top practices to employ on your big data project.


Ubiquitous Customer Data an Ever-Present Goldmine
(Source: Forbes)

Before the Internet, the only time enterprises interacted with customers was through direct contact when someone walked into a store. Nowadays, customers connect with enterprises far more often and leave traces of other data that can be used to give consumers the best possible experience. This article covers the best places and types of data you can collect.


Defeating Data Decay
(Source: Tech in Asia)

Data is the most valuable resource enterprises have, which is why you must take the upmost care to protect and ensure that the data is as accurate as possible. This article reviews the main “natural” threat to data -- data decay -- and what can be done to prevent it.

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

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