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IBM says ‘big data’ will transform schools, hospitals — and malls

17th Dec `13, 11:27 AM in Education

IBM has released its yearly “5 in 5″ predictions for the technological innovations that could change the way…

BDMS
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IBM has released its yearly “5 in 5″ predictions for the technological innovations that could change the way we live over the next five years, and this time it’s all about “big data.” We generate so much information every day, yet it’s rarely put to good use — IBM thinks that’s about to change, with profound implications for everything from medical care to window shopping.

Big data is a term that gets thrown around a lot, and for good reason: Between online tracking, intelligent city infrastructure, and phones and tablets taking the place of paper and pen, more data is being accumulated than ever.

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