Big Data’s Most Surprising Stories of 2013

Sasquatch tracking, the reversal of high school dropout rates and the fight against foodborne illnesses make Alacer’s list of the year’s intriguing big data projects.

Bellevue, WA – December 30, 2013 – The Alacer Group, dedicated to helping business leaders accelerate performance, quality, productivity and profitability, has compiled a list of 2013’s most intriguing uses of big data in a recent paper, now available as a free download on its website.

While big data is projected to be a $16.1 billion market in 2014, there are many intriguing and innovative uses for analyzing massive data sets to discern trends and answers. One example is a researcher using census data and other data sets to analyze the history of Bigfoot sightings across the United States.

“As big data continues to play a bigger role in our daily lives, we’re taking a moment to investigate and enjoy the numerous ways innovative researchers are using the massive amount of information now available to us,” said Ed Sarausad, Alacer Group managing partner. “While Bigfoot sightings and educational uses are intriguing, we are also excited by the number of businesses that are extracting tremendous value from big data.”

An abbreviated version of the story can also be read on the Alacer Group’s blog.

About The Alacer Group

Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, with offices in New York and Dallas, The Alacer Group is a business consulting firm focused on four practice areas: big data, technology, finance and healthcare. Offering expert consultants around the globe, Alacer works with companies to resolve their needs quickly and smartly, resulting in positive outcomes.  For more information, please visit the website at or find us on LinkedIn.

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