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What is Big Data?

The SAS Institute defines Big Data as the mass amount of data resulting from a business’ various daily activities, notably growing to such an amount that traditional data processing applications are overwhelmed.


So, What’s the Big Deal?

Often seen as limited as your imagination, Big Data is a notable tool for businesses seeking to optimize their processes, scale their activities, and push their financial outcomes. And for good reason – Big Data can provide new insights between connected departments or strategies, while also highlighting hidden bottlenecks or issues.

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Recent Resources


8 months ago

Inventory Management Best Practices that Work

Which types of inventory management models apply to your business, and how can you optimize to reduce costs in your supply chain?

7 years ago

Managing and Utilizing Big Data to Optimize the Supply Chain

The idea of using data as a tool to drive business decisions began in the 1980s. Since then, advances in hardware and software technologies have dramatically improved our ability to work with data causing radical shifts in how we do business. According to recent studies, the amount of data that is collected daily doubles every two years.


12 months ago

Parcel Industry Review: Shipper Trends Shaping Our Future

Join GMT's own Rebecca Wyatt and Tommy Duke, as they dive into valuable industry insights like competitive environment, FOF, and more.

12 months ago

Parcel Market Analysis: Lessons from Shippers Navigating a Changed Marketplace

Join GMT's own Justin Guthrie and Sam Sealey, as they review parcel cost inflation and many other leading marketplace factors.

1 year ago

Six Years in Six Months: How the Parcel and Broader Transport Markets Changed with COVID-19

Watch Chris Johnson's annual Parcel industry deep dive and analysis presentation, from GMT's 2021 Parcel Summit.


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