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Friday, 20 November 2015
Bite-size pieces: withering on the vine...
'...a large Canadian mining corporation, kept
all its geological data to itself. This was consistent
with the accepted assumptions and practices of the sector, which
instinctively tended towards confidentiality and secrecy. Over time, the
company became 'data rich', but efficiency and profitability
poor. This was because Goldcorp failed to realise the value
others external to the organisation could add to the data by
analysing, manipulating, developing and presenting it in
new, innovative and useful ways. Goldcorp's data was allowed to wither
on the virtual vine, its juicy bits of information never
harvested and fermented into vintage wisdom and sparkling insights.' From Sleeping with the Enemy - Achieving Collaborative Success: