Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of data and information. As such, they are eager to develop ways to “manage” them, to enrich them and take advantage of them. Indeed, the recent explosion of a phenomenal amount of data, and the need to analyze it, brings to the forefront the well-known hierarchical model: “Data, Information, Knowledge”.
“Data”– this new intangible manna – is produced in real time. It arrives in a continuous stream and comes from a multitude of sources that are generally heterogeneous. This accumulation of data of all kinds is generating new activities designed to analyze these huge amounts of information. It is therefore necessary to adapt and try new approaches, methods, new knowledge and new ways of working. This leads to new properties and new issues as a logical reference must be created and implemented. At the company level, this mass of data is difficult to manage; interpreting it is the predominant challenge.
1. From Data to Decision-Making: A Major Pathway.
2. Data: An Indispensable Platform for Companies.
3. From Data to Information: Essential Transformations.
4. Information: Contextualized and Materialized Data.
5. From Information to Knowledge: Valuing and Innovating.
6. From Knowledge to Strategic Business Intelligence: Decision-Making.
Jean-Louis Monino is a Researcher at the Montpellier Recherche en Economie laboratory, Emeritus Professor at the University of Montpellier, and Head of the Traitement et Recherche de l’Information et de la Statistique laboratory in France. His research focuses on data processing, econometrics, statistics, data mining, forecast techniques and economic intelligence.
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