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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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It's one thing to log data; it's another to actually do something with it. A recent IDC survey of 100 Australia CIOs highlights the areas where data is most likely to be ignored. While newer and more complex forms of data such as video are neglected, we're also not doing much with plain web log files.

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Google has cut pricing on its BigQuery cloud-based analysis system, reducing charges from 12 US cents per GB per month to 8 US cents. The service has also expanded its query limit and added new features; check out Google's developer blog for details.

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Data mining can provide fresh insights into your business, but how do you ensure you're identifying the right information and sharing it with the right people? The experience of games retailer EB Games offers some insights.