Three Big Problems Big Data Will Create in 2014

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How this affects businesses

Discrimination is not new, but Big Data may make it harder to pinpoint. Crawford has written a paper outlining a system of due process that would provide people with more legal rights when it comes to understanding how data analytics is used to make health care or job determinations against them.

Obviously, the law is still catching up to the technology advancements organizations are making, but that doesn’t mean business policies must also lag behind.

When you’re formulating your Big Data strategy, take the time to also create Big Data usage policies. A data governance committee can also help safeguard data and provide oversight against its misuse.

Big Data talk has dominated 2013 to such an extent that sometimes it’s hard to imagine we’ll have much else to say about it in 2014.

That’s unlikely to be the case, however, as other trends — mobile data, the Internet of Things, and hybrid cloud — will launch further Big Data adoption. Hadoop, especially, will become more important as vendors explore its potential as a platform for building new solutions.

While the potential of Big Data is still too fluid to pin down, the business challenges it will create are already coming into focus.


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