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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Defining Datability

A term new to me:   " ... Datability is the synthesis of big data and security, accountability and reliability.  ... "

And it is the focus topic of CeBIT 2014 (in Hannover, Germany, March 10 to 14, 2014).

Today we have petabytes of data sent through networks that is filtered, analyzed and stored. The challenge is to make sense out of that data, to make it human readable and interpretable, helping humans to make the correct decisions at the right time. This is big data and analytics, and it is only one side of the coin. The other side of the coin is about security, accountability and reliability. When billions of messages, photos, documents and files are sent every day, who cares about security, availability, integrity and confidentiality? Who is accountable in the case of leakages, unauthorized access, modification, deletion of sensitive personal data or industry confidential data? ... " 

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