Recent Articles and Interviews...


"Beware the Data Collectors for They Are Us: Privacy and Big Data" - Slideshow providing a closer look at Big Data collection, privacy, and our role in building and sustaining the industry, as identified by Dale Neef...

"SMEs and the Pursuit of Big Data" - Getting the most out of Big Data requires a specific skillset. SMEs may find that skillset comes at a high price. Dale Neef, author of the book Digital Exhaust, discusses why small to medium size businesses haven’t yet captured the benefits of big data...


"Why haven't SMEs cashed in on big data benefits yet?" - In a Q&A, author and consultant Dale Neef talks about how the shortage of big data skills is keeping small and midsize businesses from cashing in on new analytics technologies and applications...

"Subtle business decisions needed in data privacy protection" - Privacy issues related to predictive modeling may only grow as data volumes and the diversity of sources from which businesses gather data increases, says consultant and author Dale Neef...


"End of the Faustian Bargain" - At the moment, and largely not of their own accord, consumers are in a "Faustian Bargain" with data collectors, says Dale Neef...But that uneasy, often unwanted exchange may rapidly be coming to an end....

"The Big Data Big Bang" - ...Dale Neef considers where Big Data as a broader phenomenon takes us over the next decade, because the emerging Big Data-intelligence complex is already proving to be both rambunctious and irrepressible, introducing innovation at a rate that is almost impossible to follow, much less regulate.


"Industrial Analytics Delivering Greater Business Value" - Dale Neef, consultant and author of the new book, Digital Exhaust, says he thinks industrial analytics will soon deliver greater business value than what we typically think of as big data...

"What Big Data Means to Business" - Big Data expert and author, Dale Neef, has written an all-encompassing book called “Digital Exhaust: What Everyone Should Know About Big Data, Digitization, and Digitally Driven Innovation.” Neef’s work covers most every topic that Big Data touches, from how it works to its implications for the economy, privacy and laws...

 


"Three ways to build a big data system" - In a book excerpt, author Dale Neef outlines and compares different approaches organizations can take when trying to bring a big data system into their IT environments...

"Doing Business in a Big Data World" - The Internet and cloud computing have revolutionized the nature of data capture and storage, tempting many companies to adopt a new ‘Big Data’ philosophy: collect all the data you can; all the time. But this new world of Big Data is proving to be much more demanding and complex than expected, says Dale Neef...


"Technologists Heal Thyself" - In this special guest feature, Dale Neef of DNA Data Solutions discussed how each day our personal data is collected and exchanged through millions of electronic transactions in a data collection market now worth many billions of dollars worldwide. But with data hacking and the universality of the Internet, that personal data can soon be posted around the globe, irretrievable and un-erasable. Have we reached the end of privacy as we have always know it before, or can we begin to regulate data collection and use, and how can that be done with data flowing fluidly across many jurisdictions around the globe?