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Data Digest: Big Data Analytics; Unstructured Data Analytics; and Big Data and Human Management

Easy insights from big data and unstructured data, plus why using big data to evaluate a workforce will likely backfire.

Bringing Analytics for Big Data Mainstream

At the core, the point of big data is to get actionable insight from a large amount of information. Getting to that insight can be tough if your enterprise is new to big data. This article offers some tactics to make sure your enterprise approaches big data analytics in a productive way.


Why You Need Unstructured Data Analytics

Another difficulty in finding the value in large amounts of data is that around 80 percent of enterprise data is unstructured and difficult to effectively analyze. This article explains why getting insights from your unstructured data is more important (and less difficult) than you might think.

Read more at Image & Data Manager

Why Big Data Can't Replace Human Management

Not only is automation replacing jobs in many industries, but some corporations are looking to big data insights to manage employee productivity. This article describes why using big data to evaluate a workforce is likely to backfire: it can't measure the skills which employers find most valuable today.

Read more at Forbes

About the Author

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

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