Power companies throughout the United States are now using data collection tools to gather the information from smart meters, substations and distributed resources in an effort to figure out how the grid can become more efficient.
There are those who believe that movement is mostly made of hype and then there are others who try to utilize as much as they can from big data.
Daryl Morey, an MIT graduate and managing director of basketball operations for the Houston Rockets, spoke at the event, claiming that big data has made a home for itself in athletics.
Although executives are not ignorant of cloud computing or the data technologies associated with it, many shipping and distribution employees do not fully comprehend these systems.
Among a plethora of innovations and mechanisms, cloud computing has been at the forefront of progress, spawning offshoots and residual industries in its wake.
Edward Snowden's disclosure of the United States' national Security Agency's surveillance projects has transformed the way in which enterprises select cloud computing solutions.