Friday, August 28, 2009

CI and the explosion of data - managing continuity

Great article today by Pulitzer Prize winning Robert Lee Hotz in WSJ "A Data Deluge Swamps Science Historians"

Reminds me of importance of having continuity in the CI function to manage its "history" and its "data" and instinctual wisdom - notwithstanding knowledge management systems, wonderful search engines, etc.

There are countless times were a skilled CI person with longstanding leadership in this space can race past all the libraries, databases, peers to the answer if they have been in the right place long enough. What is that worth?

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