Tag: Investment

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Matthew 25 tells a parable about three men whose employer entrusted them with some money. Two of the men were diligent and invested the money and received a great return. The third man was afraid and buried his money. The first two men were rewarded and praised for their investment and diligence, while the third…

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Due to the large scale and outlook attached to them, mega-projects have a large opportunity for failure. Typically, the failure begins at the outset of the project, whether that be due to poor justification for the project, misalignment among stakeholders, insufficient planning, or inability to find and use appropriate capabilities.

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The phenomenon of “Big Data” exacerbates the tension between potential benefits and privacy risks by upping the ante on both sides of the equation. Any project can fail for any number of reasons: bad management, poor budget management, or just a lack of relevant skills. However, big data projects bring their own specific risks.