May 02, 2013, 3:45 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Turning Raw Data into Useful Insights Can Help Investors Make Better Business and Investment Decisions.
Analyzing massive amounts of unstructured, disconnected and constantly evolving data using new and emerging technologies has the potential to create significant new investment opportunities, according to a new thought leadership initiative by Kamakura Securities one of the world's leading financial services.
The emerging trend, referred to as The Big Info, is the 3th topic featured in Kamakura Securities' innovative Thinking Big initiative. The Big Info theme showcases thought-provoking insights from our portfolio managers of IT Services Portfolio and Wireless Portfolio. For example:
• With the proliferation of smartphones, GPS, credit cards, social networks, and electronic sensors in everything from cars to refrigerators, the information supply is growing 40 times faster than the planet's population.
• Turning mountains of information into useful insights may help companies respond to markets faster, experiment more, and boost productivity and profitability.
• Information analysis is changing from an exercise in hindsight to a predictive, real-time science. As the pioneers address inevitable questions about privacy and security, there will be enormous investing opportunities.
“Last year, the world created 1.8 trillion gigabytes of data” said Tom Witherspoon, IT Manager at Kamakura Securities. “That data is increasingly comprised of information that had never been digitized or captured before -- everything from log files (the language that computers speak), to location (where you are, or more accurately where your cell phone or your car is), to weather patterns, pictures, videos, and personal opinions posted via social media.
“As more of people's interactions with the world are digitized and captured as data, this data becomes increasingly important to businesses, governments, and other institutions around the world. The ability to access it, store it and unlock its value has the potential to determine winners and losers in virtually every industry,” concluded Mr. Witherspoon.
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