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August 2013, Volume 1, Number 4

Stars of the next IT revolution: People

Not long ago, conventional wisdom held that it was OK to throw technology at a people problem. It was the PC revolution: Business users loosened the shackles that bound them to glasshouse mainframe operators. Productivity skyrocketed, profits soared, and it was good. We are going through another IT revolution now, the revolution of the cloud and nearly limitless computing power. And that has also turned conventional wisdom on its head. Today, businesses are realizing that they have to throw people at a technology problem. For more on the IT revolution "Meaningful use" is just the start of the health IT revolution Big data: the next CEO management revolution? That underlying issue is big data: How to glean information from 1 billion documents a month -- that's what David Mytton, CEO and founder of software company Boxed Ice, says his company processes for his clients at companies like EA, Intel and The New York Times. The demand for information is at an all-time high, and so is the demand for people who can manage data, think ...

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