Two articles from today’s Journal.
“Oh, Baby, Wearables Track Infants’ Vital Signs,” Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2014 B1 http://on.wsj.com/1jXDgvh For the gear-obsessed, you can wrap your baby in electronics and follow them on your iPhone. Another stream of information; now you just have to figure out how to use it and hot to not abuse it.
“A Hidden Data Treasure Trove in Routine Checkups,” Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2014 D1 http://on.wsj.com/1jDHatu The proliferation of electronic medical data allows researchers to locate connections that were heretofore hidden.
If big data is, as the Journal defines it, a collection of information too large to be processed using earlier processing power, then isn’t what it is and isn’t constantly changing? The point is, with sources of electronic data constantly expanding (see anything by IDC), how we access, process, and use that data becomes even more important. “Managing” it – storing, classifying, protecting, deleting – is less important than figuring out how to use it. Which is/are “information governance”?