This blog entry was published on TIBCO Spotfire’s Business Intelligence blog, by Linda Rosencrance, of the Spotfire Blogging Team. Here are 13 of her favorite data quotes – gathered from a number of sources on the web – from CEOs, statisticians, authors and even Sherlock Holmes.

I thought it was really cool!

As if you haven’t already noticed, the world is growing. Quickly.

Okay, it’s not literally expanding at the equator, but the population is developing, the connections among us are ever-increasing and the data generated by this growth is rocketing skyward. As the amount of data increases exponentially, so goes the demand for people who know how to digest this data in direct proportion. Whether big or small, companies thrive on data. It takes data to paint accurate financial pictures, judge the effectiveness of product promotions or analyze sales trends. Amidst the frustrating chaos, two titans have arisen…

Gartner, Inc. has identified the top technology trends that will play key roles in modernizing information management (IM) in 2013 and beyond, making the role of information governance increasingly important.

In our search to find interesting places to send the readers, this one caught our eye: “In 2020, the annual amount of digital data created, replicated and consumed will total more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman and child on the planet…” We think you’ll find this article interesting.

An interesting article that discusses how execs should really use analytics. Oftentimes the results are twisted from what the numbers really mean just to prove a (wrong) point. You always need a sincere questioner in the crowd. Then maybe executives will be smarter in their use of critical business information.

In her annual preview, Cindi Howson, founder of BI Scorecard, takes a look at what she sees for 2013. It’s a short list of BI hot buttons, including dashboards, self-service, mobile, in-memory, cloud, collaboration and, of course, big data.