‘Big Data’ Is No Longer Enough: It’s Now All About ‘Fast Data’

Data is increasing at breakneck speeds, with 90 percent of the world’s data coming from a two-year period. But what’s the point of all that information if you aren’t processing it as fast as it comes in?

Here’s where the concept of “fast data” steps up to the plate.

It’s up to business leaders to understand how the dots connect across the raw data and make those correlations themselves. Fast data can get them there.

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4 Keys to Early-Stage Growth That Will Maintain Your Momentum

Starting a business is one of the most exciting and gratifying experiences for a leader, and the temptation to expand quickly is an enticing one. But with 74 percent of Internet startups ending in failure as a result of “premature scaling,” it’s a temptation that must be avoided at all costs.

Premature scaling can be the death knell of any business. But if you scale properly and keep pace with demand, you’re more likely to grow roughly 20 times faster than those trying to grow too quickly. You also increase your chances of raising capital, attracting customers, and expanding internally.

So how exactly do you scale properly for your business?

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