Interesting question. At what point does data become knowledge? Think for a minute about the number of ways that you gather data, the different formats, systems, log-ins, networks, emails, phone calls, meetings, etc... How many of you have a password protected spreadsheet for all your passwords? And for those of us social media junkies, how many of you are on Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, LinkedIn, Flicker, YouTube, Google+, Ning, and I'm sure I missed one or twelve.
I bet you could draw a direct analogy of the number of social media sites to the number of business systems most of you use today to access data. And it not like the data is collected because you have some sort of hoarder connection to it - we need it to make informed decisions, identify trends, fix problems, focus on what's selling...
Anyway, just a quick post today not really an overly insightful post, just something I was thinking about and hopefully fodder for a discussion. So what do you think - When does data become knowledge?
No hoarders were harmed during the creation of this post...
P.S. Had to add this from Twitter: