But there is also a third dimension to it. You need data scientists (not data analysts) to ask intelligent questions and correlate the data and make clever deductions from the data. Machines still can't do this job but who knows? As Big Data evolves, data automation could be the next frontier.
Zafar Anjum is the online editor of MIS Asia, CIO Asia, Computerworld Singapore and Computerworld Malaysia. He is the author of 'The Resurgence of Satyam: The Global IT Giant' (Random House, India), due out October 2012.
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