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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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2 responses to “Use of Aggregate Data – It's Not Hidden and We Should Get Over It”

  1. fred

    Excessive concern over minor details seems to be the norm these days. Maybe it has to do with the growing sense that things are falling apart around us. The future of the economy is unknown, world peace has never seemed more distant, and the earths’ ecosystems seem permanently altered, and we focus on such things as aggregate data. It should be obvious that this type of information gathering is harmless to the individual and doesn’t violate privacy. Our public way of being reminds me of the Titanic orchestra playing while icy water pours into the hull. On that cheerful note, Happy Fathers day to all those unemployed divorced Dads who have been rendered homeless, alcohol dependent and penniless by the courts. With any luck you won’t spend the day in jail.

  2. Cloud Computing – A Real World Guide | CloudAve

    [..] Croll spent some time discussing the concerns and unknowns around the use of meta-data. He used the example of the image view data that Flickr has with individual images – possible a better example (given the audience) would have been the use of aggregate data for benchmarking as we’vediscussedrecently with regards to mint.com. [..]