The New Data Landscape
By now, "big data" and the Internet of Things are becoming annoying buzzwords. The liberal use of the phrases dilutes their true importance, but there are opportunities to be had in the emerging tech "revolution."
The Internet of Things - IoT - will convert non-connected stuff into internet-enabled devices capable of collecting vast amounts of data. Look at the Nest Thermostats, which track and sends monthly energy information to owners or smart bands that track your workout and sleeping habits. These two consumer devices will generate huge amounts of data themselves, but will be infinitesimal compared to the data companies will produce. This data will need to be stored, analyzed, and available immediately for companies to...
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