Tag Archives: Data sourcing

David Vs. Goliath: Why Little Data Will Win Over Big Data

In the Bible, David a young man, probably a teenager, defeated the nine-foot Philistine named Goliath with a sling and a pouch full of stones. Until David came forward, King Saul and the Israelite army had been taunted and intimidated by Goliath for 40 days. Today many organizations are overwhelmed by the prospect of taking on the challenge of the giant stream of digital data (big data) from the online world. Like the giant Goliath, big data can taunt and intimidate those who come forward to engage it. Continue reading…

The Real Big Data Opportunity

The latest from Prosper Now’s Blog on Forbes.com

Prosper Insights & Analytics CEO Gary Drenik shares his thoughts regarding the real opportunity for big data and lets readers in on a little secret. Read it here.

Plus we’ve compiled all of his recent posts on the topic in one place to tell the true story about big data and help you navigate the big data waters. These articles provide insight and understanding to identify the opportunity from hype in the big data world.

This is a must-read if your organization is considering taking the big data plunge! View the PDF.

Three Legs Of Big Data Stool Needed For Success

Success in the big data world is far more than what many of the software and hardware vendors would have you believe. Simply buying software does not qualify as being in the big data world. It may only mean that considerable corporate resources have been expended with the hope of doing something productive with large datasets, usually resulting from the digital explosion. Unfortunately, many who choose to engage in big data will eventually fail to successfully exploit it. However, corporate politics will preclude many from admitting failure.

So what can be done to successfully capture the big data opportunity before it’s too late? Continue reading…