Australian Bureau of Statistics drops big data bubble-buster

Mindless mash-ups and hardware upgrades do not better governance make

30 Jun 2015 by  Simon Sharwood

Big Data, the shiny happy story goes, will let governments direct resources into programs that really do make a difference to the problems society faces, resulting in better services, less waste and grins on every face.

But Australia’s Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has just published a Research Paper A Statistical Framework for Analysing Big Data that says there are some tricky problems that need to be overcome before Australia – and by extension other governments – can put Big Data to work. Read the complete article by Simon Sharwood on “The Register”.


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