#infochat: Big Data Balance

By Bryant Duhon posted 02-08-2013 16:23



Are you sweet on big data? Sour? Big data isn't just a buzzword du jour -- it's here to stay. And while the current emphasis is still too-often on the gee-whiz aspects of the technology (which, admittedly, are amazing); as always it's what this particular technology can do for you that you care about. 

Join us Thursday, February 14 at 11 EST for a conversation about what big data brings to the table for you.

On hand will be Dave Jones, Industry Analyst with AIIM and author of the whitepaper, The Big Data Balancing Act - too much yin and not enough yang?

Questions to be addressed include:

1. How big does data have to be before it becomes "BIG DATA"?

2. What can orgs do today to put their data to work for them?

3. Where does big data come from? 

4. What kind of team do orgs need in place to maximize big data value?

5. ??????????? What would you like to ask? Email me:

What’s a Tweet Jam
Musicians jam together by riffing off of a common theme; playing off of each other to create something unique and learning from each other as they do. With Twitter, we can do the same, 140 characters at a time. A tweet jam is a fast-paced conversation around a topic. It is simply a time and a place to gather on Twitter around a hashtag topic and learn from each other. Anyone can ask, or answer, a question.

What’s the AIIM Infochat (#infochat to follow the discussion. The best way I’ve found to follow one of these is Sign in using your twitter handle, type 

ideas/strategy/tips/suggestions/tools/trends, and emerge a little bit more knowledgeable at the other end of the hour. While we know it’s only 140 characters at a time, we want to generate questions and discussions about how to REALLY make the business processes work

How Do I “Watch?”
It’s easy. Log in to Twitter (or your favorite Twitter front end; I like Hootsuite) and follow #infochat. I prefer because it keeps me focused on the chat. To use, log-in with your Twitter acount, then add #infochat into the box at the top of the screen, and tweetchat will follow the discussion – best of all, without you having to remember to put in the hashtag every time you write a new tweet.

We do have a few rules

1.     Have fun. Tweetchats are fast-paced and fun. Dive in, ask questions, respond to comments you agree/disagree with – don’t be a wallflower (Twitflower? Chatflower? Whatever, come on in, the water’s fine.)

2.     Don’t sell and keep focused on the topic. Anyone, from any organization is welcome to #infochat with us. But, in the confines of the #infochat, while I’m sure your product is the best thing since bacon salt, no one cares. If you do sell/mention your product, you will be ignored and/or mocked.

3.     Stay focused. We’ll do one of these nearly every week (and AIIM has webinars on a variety of topics too); so we’ll touch on many topics throughout the year. Stay on topic. Visit our community on LinkedIn if you’d like to start a conversation on a different topic.

4.     Questions are numbered. Q1, Q2, etc. Please label responses to the question, A1, A2, etc. In a hectic environment, this does help keep track.

a.     Q1 What did you have for lunch today? #infochat

b.     A1 I wanted to have a meat pizza dipped in batter and deep fried, but I had a salad with low-fat dressing instead. #infochat

#data #big