As any good entrepreneur or agile corporate knows: it is one thing to obtain a lot of information but it’s another to execute on it and exploit it to your advantage. This is where big data technologies come in.
Using big data technologies, domestic and global actors can analyse large amounts of information, derive meaning from it, and disseminate it to the criminals and competitors of most relevance for exploiting it against you, your company and your industry…. perhaps even your country.
Even a seemingly unimportant file on its own can have meaning, and perhaps even significant meaning, in the aggregate.