Accession Number:

ADA499159

Title:

CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 21, Number 12

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Data drives decisions. This statement may sound too simplistic, but the truth remains that humans need, crave, and desire data. Data is used in nearly every choice we make, from the most mundane decisions such as where to dine to the selection of a fabric softener. Data inundation and analysis paralysis are real dangers due to the ease of access and abundance of information. Additionally, the mobility of personal computing devices creates a data wave, cresting at our fingertips. It can overwhelm any person, anywhere on the planet, at any time. Data enters our lives at breakneck speeds and frequencies. Your commute to work likely involves various data deliverables AMFM radio broadcasts, satellite transmissions, billboard advertisements, traffic signs and signals, marquee commercials, and the odd gesture from a fellow commuter. The real data feast begins when we arrive at work and begin interfacing with faxes, e-mails, text messages, telephone calls, status reports, market forecasts, meeting charts, figures, facts, the rumor mill, and even simple co-worker chit-chat. What is a person to do with it all

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE