Information Management: Evolution or Revolution?

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What is the future for the Information Professional? 'Big Data', open data, linked data, data visualisation, social technology. Data and information is coming at us from all directions and in a …

What is the future for the Information Professional? 'Big Data', open data, linked data, data visualisation, social technology. Data and information is coming at us from all directions and in a variety of formats. Are we managing all of this, or is it managing us? This presentation is a small peak at a huge topic and gives maybe a broad perspective of the (information) changes happening around us.

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  • Evolution is quite supple compared to the explosion of connectivity since the introduction of the information highway in the 90's. The concept of information sharing has introduced further challenges of information security and protection of information. This is a revolution. This the biggest thing since the industrial revolution!
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  • Stephen, this is a wonderful presentation. For me it has a special value because I published on SS a presentation on 'Information digestive system'. Thanks for sharing
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  • Big data—large pools of data that can be captured, communicated, aggregated, stored, and analyzed—is now part of every sector and function of the global economy. Like other essential factors of production such as hard assets and human capital, it is increasingly the case that much of modern economic activity, innovation, and growth simply couldn’t take place without data. \n
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  • Big data are datasets that grow so large that they become awkward to work with using on-hand database management tools. Difficulties include capture, storage, search, sharing, analytics, and visualizing. This trend continues because of the benefits of working with larger and larger datasets allowing analysts to "spot business trends, prevent diseases, combat crime." Though a moving target, current limits are on the order of terabytes, exabytes and zettabytes of data. Scientists regularly encounter this problem in meteorology, genomics,connectomics, complex physics simulations , biological research, Internet search, finance and business informatics. Data sets also grow in size because they are increasingly being gathered by ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, "software logs, cameras, microphones, RFID readers, wireless sensor networks and so on."\nOne current feature of big data is the difficulty working with it using relational databases and desktop statistics/visualization packages, requiring instead "massively parallel software running on tens, hundreds, or even thousands of servers."The size of "Big data" varies depending on the capabilities of the organization managing the set. "For some organizations, facing hundreds of gigabytes of data for the first time may trigger a need to reconsider data management options. For others, it may take tens or hundreds of terabytes before data size becomes a significant consideration." NB. Bus stop photo is - Bus users in Blackburn can now receive up-to-the minute information on the whereabouts of their buses following the launch of a pilot project by Blackburn with Darwen Council and bus operator Transdev Lanashire United.\n\n
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  • Content is the fuel of the social web\n23% of social media messages include links to content\n27,000,000 pieces of content are shared each day\n
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  • Another post from the world of big companies shooting themselves in the foot. This time, a new survey by HCL Technologies and Lewis PRfinds that 48% of UK businesses have banned social networking sites from the workplace.\nA further 63% say they try to discourage employees from accessing Twitter, Facebook, et al because they fear their reputation is at stake.\nSource: http://usefulsocialmedia.com/blog/\n
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  • 1. Information Management: Evolution or Revolution? Steve Dale May 2011
  • 2. “The future is alreadyhere...it’s just not very evenly distributed.” Source: William Ford Gibson
  • 3. BigData... the next frontier
  • 4. Big You areData... here the next frontier
  • 5. Some Data on Big Data Source: McKinsey Global Institute, May 2011
  • 6. Some Data on Big Data £400 to buy a disk drive that can store all the world’s music 5 billion mobile phones in use in 2010 30 billion items of content shared on Facebook every month 40% projected growth of data per year vs. 5% growth in global IT spending €250 billion potential value to Europe’s public sector administration - more than the GDP of Greece140,000 - 190,000 data analysts and 1.5 million more data savvy managers needed to take advantage of big data (in US). $600 billion potential annual consumer surplus from using personal location data globally Source: McKinsey Global Institute, May 2011
  • 7. Big Data - what is it • Datasets so large they and where does is are difficult to work with with using standard database management come from? tools • Larger and larger datasets allow analysts to spot business trends and opportunities. • Growing exponentially - sources include mobile devices, cameras, RFID, medical, music, wireless sensor networks, real- time/geospatial tracking, location-based services ebooks etc. • More and more data being ‘stored’ in the Cloud
  • 8. From Data Scarcity To Data Abundance
  • 9. From Data Scarcity To Data Abundance
  • 10. Information Presented In New and Compelling Ways Source: Guardian -http://www.guardian.co.uk/
  • 11. Information Presented In New and Compelling Ways Source: Guardian -http://www.guardian.co.uk/
  • 12. Information Presented In New and Compelling Ways Source: Guardian -http://www.guardian.co.uk/
  • 13. Information Presented In New and Compelling Ways You are here! Source: Guardian -http://www.guardian.co.uk/
  • 14. Where are we going with technology?
  • 15. Technology cycles tend to last 10 yearsNext major computing cycle - mobile internet - entered 2 years ago Source: Morgan Stanley Research
  • 16. Technology cycles tend to last 10 years Next major computing cycle - mobile internet - entered 2 years ago Desktop MobileMainframe Mini Personal Internet Internetcomputing computing computing computing computing 1960’s 1970’s 1980’s 1990’s 2000’s Source: Morgan Stanley Research
  • 17. Source: Morgan Stanley Internet Trends Report 4 Dec 2010
  • 18. Mobile will be bigger thandesktop Internet within 5 years. Source: Morgan Stanley Internet Trends Report 4 Dec 2010
  • 19. Source: Morgan Stanley Internet Trends Report 4 Dec 2010
  • 20. Packing Your Digital Suitcase From This
  • 21. Packing Your Digital Suitcase From This To This
  • 22. The world is becoming increasingly connectedMore than 4 billion people Mobile willaround the world now use overtakecell phones, and for 450 desktop withinmillion of those people the 5 yearsWeb is a fully mobileexperience. 12 million mobile phone users in Afghanistan (pop 30 million)
  • 23. Huge Growth In Location-based Services
  • 24. Huge Growth In Location-based Services
  • 25. The Social Web Source: Facebook
  • 26. The Social Web Facebook, in just over two short years, has quintupled in size to a network that touches more than 500 million users. More than 4 billion people around the world now use cell phones, and for 450 million of those people the Web is a fully mobile experience. Source: Facebook
  • 27. Social networking overtakes email Source: Morgan Stanley Internet Trends Report 4 Dec 2010
  • 28. The Social Web And Why It’s Important
  • 29. The Social Web And Why It’s Important •You
want
to
be
alerted
immediately
when
 people
are
saying
good/bad
things
about
 your
organisa7on •You
want
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quickly
respond
to
queries •You
want
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quickly
see
who
is
talking
 about
key
issues
and
join
the
 conversa7on
to
raise
awareness
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your
 organisa7on’s
ac7vi7es.
  • 30. What are they sayingabout you? Are you part of the conversation?
  • 31. What are they sayingabout you? Are you part of the conversation?
  • 32. What are they sayingabout you? Are you part of the conversation? There isn’t the time to have acommittee meeting to formulate a response!
  • 33. The Emerging Transition to Social Business Models20th Century 21st Century•Non-social Interaction •Pervasive Social Interaction•Value in Transactions •Value in Relationships•Business Stability •Business Flux•Well-defined Industries •Industry Transformation•One-way Markets •Two-way Markets•Limited Information •Information Abundance Forces•Resource Abundance •Ambient Communications •Resource Constraints Institutions •Global Information Flows •Social Computing Communities •Market Discontinuity Source: Dion Hinchcliffe 2010
  • 34. But it’s not about the technology!“....many companies err in the belief thattechnology by itself will foster increasedcollaboration. For technology to be effective,organizations first need a better understandingof how knowledge work actually takes place. Agood starting point is to map the informalpathways through which information travels,how employees interact, and where wastefulbottlenecks lie.” Source: McKinsey Quarterly, August 2010
  • 35. So, what does all this mean?• We’re going to continue to generate data faster than it can be consumed or understood. Most of it will not be held inside the enterprise.• Information visualisation techniques will aid user’s interpretation and understanding.• The social web is 24 x 7 and dominated by real-time conversations. Organisations that are not tapped into this are at a significant disadvantage.• Mobile platforms are becoming ubiquitous and will soon overtake the desktop PC as the preferred interface to the Internet and www.
  • 36. References•Morgan Stanley Internet Trends: http://www.morganstanley.com/institutional/techresearch/pdfs/Internet_Trends_041210.pdf•Internet World Stats: http://www.internetworldstats.com•UK Public Spending: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/may/17/uk-public-spending-departments-money-cuts#zoomed-picture•McKinsey, Big Data: The Next Frontier For Innovation.... http://www.mckinsey.com/mgi/publications/big_data/pdfs/MGI_big_data_full_report.pdf•Emerging Transition to Social Business Models - Dion Hincliffe, Dachis Group: http://www.dachisgroup.com/author/dion-hinchcliffe/•Title image sourced from Milton Masoapatali•Other photos and images sourced from Google images and iStock Photos.
  • 37. Email: Steve.dale@collabor8now.com TwiEer: www.twiEer.com/stephendale Blog: www.steve‐dale.net www.about.me/stephendale www.profiles.google.com/steve.daleAn evangelist and practitioner in the use of Web 2.0technologies and Social Media applications to supportpersonal self-development and knowledge sharing.Steve was the business lead and information architect forthe community of practice platform currently deployedacross the UK local government sector, the largestprofessional network of its type, and continues to play akey role in the support of virtual communities of practicefor value creation in public and private sectors.