The Power of Big Data

Having every virtual move watched and ultimately being micro managed is hated by everyone. But, when information is collected and made available to us to help ease tasks, cure illness or attain higher performance, then the greater good can outweigh the loss of anonymity.

Big data engines can crunch data to make it very useful.

I am pretty convinced we have enough data to cure cancer, but we just haven’t figured out how to put that data together in the right way to get a cure. This statement is aligns with a recent article posted on FastCompany by Sean Captain. The article goes on to state, “Instead of having to recruit participants from scratch, researchers doing clinical trials would already have a pool of willing volunteers to pull from. The online network also helps involve the majority of cancer patients who don't live close to the elite research institutes that do most clinical studies.”

Here’s another example of big data at work. You get your score from Fitbit sent to your email, that is combined with the information that comes from your Bluetooth scale, and that data is then sent to your fridge. If you're not scoring well the refrigerator door automatically locks after 9 pm.

The Next Step: Predictive Data

Another example is Google maps. It can predict how long it will take you to reach your destination, based on data actively being collected by drivers across the region where you seek directions. Aggregate data can then be used to approximate travel times, which can then be used to get to your next appointment on time.

The key is to capture the right data, aggregate it, and then do something good with it. Prodoscore is all about helping you, as a worker, to be more productive.