Bridging The Data Gap: How Digital Innovation Can Drive Growth and Jobs

Bridging The Data Gap: How Digital Innovation Can Drive Growth and Jobs. Progressive Policy Institute. Michael Mandel ad Hofheinz. April 24, 2014.
Seldom has the world stood poised before economic changes destined to bring as much palpable improvement to people’s lives and desirable social transformation as “big data.” Breathless accounts abound of the huge amounts of data that citizens, consumers and governments now generate on a daily basis in studies. But the larger revolution will come not from the exabytes of data being generated on a daily basis, but through the vast advances in analytics that will help us convert this information into better lives, and better societies. Already, many companies are using the new information to offer more tailored products and services to customers; consumers are receiving more effective healthcare; clever administrations are cutting pollution and commuter transit times; people of all types are being entertained and educated in fascinating new ways; and entrepreneurs who seize the opportunity are helping raise North America and Europe from the longest economic recession since statistic-taking began. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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