Data entry in 2014: the vivid learnings of card punching

Pondering data quality checks? Considering elaborated, automated (and expensive) schemes? Let me suggest card punching. Punch cards? Depending on your age, you will either take me for a fool (meaning you know what a punch card is...), or simply ask "what is this?". Let's start with a short presentation. Basically, a punch card looks  like … Continue reading Data entry in 2014: the vivid learnings of card punching

“Big Data”: new frontier or black hole?

Stéphane Richard (CEO of Orange) at the Avignon Forum in 2012: "Big Data, this is private data business, and it is scaring" (in French: "Le Big Data, c'est le commerce des données personnelles et c'est effrayant") In my eyes, there is much more than threat, when thinking of the future of Big Data. First, let … Continue reading “Big Data”: new frontier or black hole?