Here are 5 reasons why Big Data no longer can stand alone, and why the future is likely to always include Small Data:
- Big Data analyzes the past – and thus is rarely able to predict the future. Small Data explores untouched terrain – and thus is better able to discern and predict new trends.
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This article is adapted from the New York Times bestseller Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends by Martin Lindstrom. Copyright (c) 2016 by the author and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Press, LLC.