What is "big data" and what does it mean for your organization? Whether it is managing email or eDiscovery, gathering and analyzing billing data for legal services pricing information, or crunching massive litigation or intellectual property statistics in a meaningful way, big data offers both risk and reward in a powerful package. For the sake of efficiency and profitability, the explosion of data must be addressed in order to apply appropriate skill sets to mine its value and best serve clients.
Takeaway 1: Participants will discover that big data offers an opportunity in the guise of a challenge for practice and information support specialists, regardless of their environment.
Takeaway 2: Participants will learn about the scope of the big data issue – and how to scale it.
Takeaway 3: Participants will examine three practical case studies where the challenge of big data was met with innovative solutions.
Who should attend: Any practice or information support specialists interested in harnessing data growth for productive use to benefit clients
Track(s): Library Management; Information Technology
Jared Lyle is Director of Curation Services at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, where he is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive approach to data management and digital preservation policy.