From Paper Bits to Tera Bytes: How Big Data is Transforming the American Legal System

By Lloyd Marino It’s no stretch to say that 21st century society is awash in a data sea. As the Pew Research Center observed, in 2016, “tens of millions of connected people, billions of sensors, trillions of transactions now work to create unimaginable amounts of information.” Indeed, our own government agencies, which a groundbreaking White House report termed “enormous data…

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Can BIG DATA Drive the EHR

By Lloyd Marino It has been almost 6 years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. legislation provided $30 billion in incentives for doctors and hospitals to digitize patient records. The healthcare industry responded and while 9.4% of hospitals in the US had Electronic Health Records (EHR) in place in 2008, now over 75% of hospitals in the US…

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The Big Data Transportation “Super-Network”

by Lloyd Marino Nam Jun Paik’s term “superhighway” is a getting a whole new subset of definitions—especially with reference to urban transportation. With the recognition that 60 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas within the next 20 or so years, the transportation “grid”—cars and mass transit—is ripe for new paradigms. Big Data will be key…

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Big Data’s “Human” Question

By Lloyd Marino The questions and criticisms were bound to come up. “The backlash against big data,” proclaimed a recently published Economist article. “Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data,” shouted a New York Times opinion piece. “Big data: are we making a big mistake,” questioned the venerable Financial Times. A piece in Spiked went even further, boldly suggesting that…

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BIG DATA IS GOOD NEWS—REALLY

By Lloyd Marino Your Hero’s Journey People start businesses for any number of reasons, but I can summarize all of them simply enough: They want their business to grow and thrive. They’re looking to ensure their company’s health, and these days, rightly or wrongly, we measure health with wealth. Such “wealth” equally entails security and market space, self-confidence and growth,…

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Winning the War on Cancer with Big Data

Winning the War on Cancer with Big Data By Lloyd Marino Big Data….   What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear those words? Do you start thinking about enterprise and leveraging and analyzing information to increase the bottom line? Probably. Of course, we’re still only scratching the Big Data surface. In reality, the possibilities for Big…

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How Big Data Will Make Your City Smarter

Smart Garbage Trucks and Talking Street Lamps: How Big Data Will Make Your City Smarter By Lloyd Marino If smart concrete wasn’t enough, get ready for smart garbage trucks. It may seem like a far off notion, but it's coming. While you’re at it, get used to the term “smart city,” because that’s already happening, and you’re going to be…

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Can Big Data Make the Hyperloop Free?

The Hyperloop, the super speed tram that would shuttle passengers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in about the time it takes to shower and grab a cup of coffee, is one of the most highly anticipated projects on the high tech transportation horizon. Conceptually speaking, a futuristic, ultra-high-speed transport system should be a luxury available only to the uber-rich.…

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