Augusta, GA is home to The Masters Tournament. It is also 30 minutes from where I was born and raised by a frequent golfer known as “Fairway Freddy” by all his friends. Needless to say, my golfing career started early, as I was one of two six-year-old girls at a golf camp for boys, which then grew to help form the inaugural girls’ golf team for my high school.
Data continues to grow at a breakneck pace. According to industry experts, more than 90 percent of all data ever created was generated in the last few years, and analysts forecast that by 2025 humans will generate 180 zettabytes of data annually. This presents modern organizations with both challenge and opportunity – how to store unprecedented volumes of data, and subsequently, how to gain value from that data to drive informed business decisions.
I have a milestone birthday this month and, I’ll admit, it’s a hard one to grasp. I’ve been glossing over this number for a while, but now that It’s upon me, I realize that I need to face the facts and (wo)man up. So I’m here to say, loud and proud, that soon I’ll turn 49.