Unraveling Misconceptions

Abstract:Organizations gain in productivity and competitive advantage when they base operations on well-founded knowledge. The basis of knowledge is data, a collection of raw records of attributes or events, often presented as tables or graphs, that can be turned into usable information. That information must be selected and analyzed before it can serve as actionable knowledge. The path from information to knowledge is influenced by the organization's expectations, experience and goals, and the ultimate value depends on how the organization applies the resulting knowledge to improve its business …

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It is very rare that I read an article and walk away with what I consider useful information. A lot of content is cover in a short discussion. The concepts are presented in a manner which will help me promote the concept in my company of getting out of working with data to actually using knowledge to drive decisions and behavior.
--Ron Post, 03-08-2016

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