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Information capital

Information capital is a concept which asserts that information has intrinsic value which can be shared and leveraged within and between organizations. Information capital connotes that sharing information is a means of sharing power. Information capital is the pieces of information which enables the exchange of Knowledge capital.


  • Overview 1
  • Information capital market 2
  • Era of Big data 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


In management Information Capital usually described as a set of data which are valuable for organisation and can be reached through different data storing systems, such as intro and internet systems, computer databases, libraries, information sharing networks and many others.[1] Sometimes term information capital is also used to describe information systems, databases and networks which are integrated into the structure of organisation to support personnel and optimize working processes.[2] Information capital can be used not only by organisations but by individuals as well.For example if use of information capital enables an individual to analyse his spending on a certain type of products and determine how it compares in relation to his spendings on other products or to the spendings of other people, this might affect his future purchasing decisions.[3] In Information Era, efficient use of information capital highly depends on information capital readiness with IT, as information capital derived from information systems readines. So companies which are investing more in IT systems might get competitive advantage over other businesses [4]

Information capital market

Information capital markets are commercial markets for the buying and selling of information and data. These markets connect data aggregators with organisations and individuals who need information for business, scientifical or any other purposes. Regulating acts such as

External links

  1. ^ Robert Kaplan; David P. Norton (30 December 2013). Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes. Harvard Business Press. pp. 179–.  
  2. ^ Albert Wee Kwan Tan; Petros Theodorou (1 January 2009). Strategic Information Technology and Portfolio Management. Idea Group Inc (IGI). pp. 254–.  
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  4. ^ Masanobu Kosuga, Yasuhiro Monden; Yasuhiro Monden (1 January 2007). Japanese Management Accounting Today. World Scientific. pp. 125–.  
  5. ^ Alessandro Ludovico (2012). Post-digital Print: The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894. Onomatopee.  
  6. ^ United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Small Business (1980). The Impact of Commercial Credit Reporting Practices on Small Business: Hearings Before the Select Committee on Small Business, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session ... October 31 and November 1, 1979. U.S. Government Printing Office. 
  7. ^ Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board; Committee on the Internet in the Evolving Information Infrastructure; National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (22 January 2001). The Internet's Coming of Age. National Academies Press. pp. 136–.  
  8. ^ Fernando Francisco Padró (1 January 2004). Statistical Handbook on the Social Safety Net. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 1–.  
  9. ^ Anand Rajaraman; Jeffrey David Ullman (27 October 2011). Mining of Massive Datasets. Cambridge University Press.  
  10. ^ Viktor Mayer-Schönberger; Kenneth Cukier (2013). Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform how We Live, Work, and Think. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  
  11. ^ Paul Zikopoulos (1 October 2011). Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data. McGraw Hill Professional.  
  12. ^ Financial Times (29 January 2013). Decoding Big Data. Penguin Books Limited. pp. 13–.  


Google - Google is working on development of BigQuery - first cloud-based big data processing platform.

Microsoft - Microsoft in partnership with Hortonworks offers the HDInsights tool which is used to analyse unstructured information provided by data aggregators.

SAP - SAP is a largest provider of software appliances for big data handling and analytics.[12]

Oracle - Oracle develops both hardware and software products for big data processing. They include Oracle NoSQL Database, Apache Hadoop, Oracle Data Integrator and many other.

HP - HP is a major provider of big data software analysis tools.

IBM - IBM offers DB2, Informix and InfoSphere database software, Cognos and SPSS analytics applications, and Global Services division.[11]

List of companies operating in big data analytics:

Big data is a term used to describe incredibly large amounts of information, which are so massive and complex that it becomes literally impossible to analyse it using traditional data processing technologies. The term big data, may also refer to the technology that an organization requires to handle the large amounts of information.[9] Recent advances in big data analyses have a potential to completely change the way information capital market operates nowadays, because if commercial organisations will be able to analyse and structure information about millions of people in any part of the world, this will literally negate the value of information which comes from one individual or organization, and will allow companies to make faster and more accurate data driven decisions. Some scientists even predict that advances in big data analysis will have even larger effect on information capital market than creation of internet.[10]

Era of Big data

[8] which is social media backup tool that also allows users to download their content from a variety of social networks to their own personal data store and then sell this information directly.SocialSafe Ltd Some information capital market platforms can be accessed directly by the public, for example [7]

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