Data is the digital screw, figuratively speaking. Data has moved from being a simple by-product of the application of technology to becoming its focus.
We’ve moved from ignoring the data produced (focusing on outcomes), to asking what to do with it (big data revolution), to now, actively designing software to produce good, structured data that is useable straight away as an additional outcome of the system (BI-driven development).
Like the screw, data has evolved since the invention of computing. What was once stored on punch cards, floppy disks, hard drives on PCs, and then on servers, is now available in vast databases and data lakes in the Cloud.
In this engaging article Inform discusses the real value of data in today’s ports and terminals industry.