1 Source: Brett King (2016): Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane, Marshall Cavendish International, Singapore.
2 Source: Bid Data Made Simple (2017): Big data and cloud computing – challenges and opportunities, June 2nd 2017, URL: https://bigdata-madesimple.com/big-data-and-cloud-computing-challenges-and-opportunities/.
3 Unstructured data (or unstructured information) is information that either does not have a pre-defined data model or is not organized in a pre-defined manner. Unstructured information is typically text-heavy, but may contain data such as dates, numbers, and facts as well. This results in irregularities and ambiguities that make it difficult to understand using traditional programs as compared to data stored in fielded form in databases or annotated (semantically tagged) in documents. The Computerworld magazine states that unstructured information might account for more than 70%–80% of all data in organizations (source: Computerworld (2011): World's data will grow by 50X in next decade, Computerworld, June 28th 2011).
4 Source: Cloud Security Alliance (2010): Top Threats to Cloud Computing V1.0, March 2010.
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