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Mass. firms foresee riches, jobs in charting of vast data

By Michael B. Farrell
Globe Staff / January 23, 2012
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There’s big business in making sense of the massive amounts of information generated on the Web, and Boston is fast becoming a hub for what is deemed the next big trend in technology: analyzing data. Massachusetts is home to more than 100 companies that focus on what is known as “big data.’’ Employment in this sector is expected to more than double over the next six years, adding an estimated 15,000 jobs, according to the Mass Technology Leadership Council.

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