For a good working definition of big data, remember the Vs, NetNewsCheck reports.

Nitesh Chawla, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame and founder of Aunalytics Inc., a big data analytics firm, says it’s easiest to understand big data in terms of volume, variety, veracity and velocity.

First the volume part. Think about the sheer magnitude of data handled by media companies — text, images, video, numbers — all of which adds up quickly as it accumulates each hour and day. Variety speaks to the different types of data coming in, living in different systems and...

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Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i