Nerd. From Wikipedia: “Though originally derogatory, ‘nerd’ is a stereotypical term, but as with other pejoratives, it has been reclaimed and redefined by some as a term of pride and group identity.
Something has happened in the past decade or so. We’ve become data nerds. All of us. We are all data nerds. CEOs, CTOs, developers, marketers, salespeople. We measure. We track. We use wearables to count footsteps. We count retweets on Twitter. Data is all around us.
The shift from data-unaware to data-obsessed is enabled bit by bit by our ability to collect, store and then present data contextually using software. We can slice, dice, chop and view data to make sense of the world around us.
This is just the beginning of the data-nerd movement. This is the golden age of software. Software is now squarely in the middle of most interactions between consumers and business. The data from all this software contains answers to questions we haven’t even thought of. Yet.
We at New Relic are on a mission to unleash the stories our software data is trying to tell us. Let us know how data helps you – just tweet using the #datanerd hashtag. After all, we are all data nerds.
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