The Top 3 Big Data Myths for the Manufacturing Industry

March 16 2014

Big Data means different things for different companies. For manufacturing and supply chain companies, it's a relatively new area of focus. But it's growing rapidly. Put simply, Big Data is huge volumes of hard-to-process data. The data can be highly complex or unstructured, it can be accumulated at high speed via the web, or it requires heavy analysis. Indeed, the faster you want to analyze data, the "bigger" it becomes.

About Dave Carleton

Dave is the U.S. Practice Director for Manufacturing and Distribution at TARGIT, Dave has spent his entire career, over three decades, providing business solutions to the Manufacturing and Distributions industries. His practical experience includes program development, marketing, and sales with an education in accounting.

Dave's passion is twofold, providing and assisting individuals to reach their potential and helping businesses reach their potential through technology implementation.

Dave has spent the last five years consulting with Microsoft Dynamics ISV's to expand their businesses through channel development, branding, marketing, and direct sales. Prior to that, he was the founder and President of Maximum Business Solutions. Max Biz, as it was known as, was one of the fastest growing and recognizable ISV's in the Microsoft Dynamics eco system with solutions in WMS and Route Accounting. He proudly wears the title "Godfather of WMS."

Dave is married with three adult children.    

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harshraj's picture

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