Instead of Waiting on Ideas Like IoT, How About Building the Internet of Data Today?

Brad Shimmin
Brad Shimmin

Summary Bullets:

  • The vast amounts of data promised with big data efforts like IoT will greatly increase our ability for rapidly and correctly predicting the best way to run our businesses.
  • Yet, that’s nothing compared to the value currently locked away within closed data repositories. And it’s high time we opened those up.

Anyone familiar with the popular Waze mobile app (now owned by Google) understands the power of data not just collected, but data shared. Originally, this clever mobile app encouraged users to personally report on traffic loads, construction delays, even gas prices. The collective, net results were maps accessible to all Waze users, maps made more powerful and much more accurate through this shared data. Continue reading “Instead of Waiting on Ideas Like IoT, How About Building the Internet of Data Today?”