The Creation of a “Digital Nervous System”

The Creation of a “Digital Nervous System”

Source: Forbes Where does all the data in “ big data ” come from? And why isn’t big data just a concern for companies such as Facebook and Google? The answer is that the web companies are the forerunners. Driven by social, mobile, and cloud technology, there is an important transition taking place, leading us all to the data-enabled world that those companies inhabit today. … The arrival of the Internet and web has added a new dimension, bringing in an era of entirely digital business. Customer interaction, payments and often product delivery can exist entirely within computer systems. Data doesn’t just stay inside the exoskeleton any more, but is a key element in the operation. We’re in an era where business and society are acquiring a digital nervous system . As my sketch below shows, an organization with a digital nervous system is characterized by a large number of inflows and outflows of data, a high level of networking, both internally and externally, increased data flow, and consequent complexity. This transition is why big data is important. Techniques developed to deal with interlinked, heterogenous data acquired by massive web companies will be our main tools as the rest of us transition to digital-native operation. We see early examples of this, from catching fraud in financial transactions, to debugging and improving the hiring process in HR : and almost everybody already pays attention to the massive flow of social network information concerning them. Read More…

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