2018 - January
Big data: technology and business challenges of big data in the digital economy
by Dave Penkler
The early digital economy during the dot-com days of internet commerce successfully faced its first big data challenges of click-stream analysis with map-reduce technology. Since then the digital economy has been becoming much more pervasive. As the digital economy evolves, looking to benefit from its burgeoning big data assets, an important technical-business challenge is emerging: How to acquire, store, access, and exploit the data at a cost that is lower than the incremental revenue or GDP that its exploitation generates. Especially now that efficiency increases, which lasted for 50 years thanks to improvements in semiconductor manufacturing, is slowing and coming to an end.
Why putting yourself in the mind of your reader is easier---and more challenging---than you might have imagined
by Philip Yaffe
January 2018Each "Communication Corner" essay is self-contained; however, they build on each other. ...