How terabytes of data are making companies either more nervous or more successful

Edmund Hain, Managing Director, Business Consulting Network International

February 3, 2010. We live in an era of transition, coming from the industrial era, passing through the information age and moving into a knowledge-based society. The information age has brought a flood of information that can no longer be grasped without technology. But making the right decision at the right time depends on quick access to targeted information in a comprehensible format—knowledge, in other words—at the right time, in the right place and with the right quality. This access is the success factor that must serve as the benchmark for modern information and communication systems.