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Posted by Joseph Stanhope on January 10, 2012
I've never made New Year's resolutions. Well, that's not exactly true. Last week, I promised my dentist I would floss my teeth more in 2012, but that's about the extent of it. But this shouldn't be interpreted as a lack of optimism; I'm absolutely certain that 2012 will be another great year. I fully expect that this will be the year we bring gamification to big mobile data in the cloud or some other delightful confluence of buzzwords.*
Although I haven't traditionally written an annual retrospective, 2011 was a particularly interesting year for the analytics community. So I couldn't resist taking the opportunity to recap the most significant events and trends that I saw over the course of the year. I've selected a few choice items that were both meaningful in 2011 and are likely to have an ongoing impact in 2012:
That's what I saw in 2011, but I certainly can't claim that the list is all-encompassing. What else would you add? And how do you think my eight items will pan out in 2012?
*Big thanks to Michael Helbling for making the bold 2012 prognostication.
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