Big data is now a commonly used term within the business world and many companies are implementing solutions to make the most of the untapped data within their systems. It’s no longer ‘new’ but how businesses are choosing to use this data is changing. Beyond traditional uses of big data there are exciting ways for organisations of all size to better leverage the information gleaned to make more informed decisions and ultimately, run their business better.
The old saying “less is more” is arguably more relevant today than ever before. In an increasingly complex and noisy world, efficiently extracting meaning from the torrent of raw data presented to us every day is critical. One might assume that the more information you have, the better, but too much information can quickly become unwieldy, unless you know how to manage it. This is the Big Data challenge...
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Events around the world are looking this week at what Big Data means, what’s exciting about it and how we can best make use of it. For us at Startupbootcamp, Big Data is deeply correlated with connectivity and mobility - they go hand in hand.
No matter what the industry, forming the intelligent discovery environment required to generate competitive advantage from big data can be extremely tough. Although traditional analytics and methodologies are fairly robust, in the rush to generate insight from big data projects, the introduction of new analytics technologies and previously unfamiliar open source data storage tools like Hadoop will inevitably create a learning curv
Graham Brierton, CTO at contact centre platform leader VoiceSage, comments on a trend recently where suddenly Big Data is the Answer to Everything It’s very much part of the Zeitgeist to say Big Data is the Answer to Everything. But while Big Data is a genuine phenomenon and will undoubtedly offer businesses enormous benefit, much of the discussion around it seems to be hype-fuelled chatter - and not very well informed chatter either.
A recent global survey showed that one in four of large corporates worldwide are not planning to engage with Big Data projects due to cost concerns and skill shortages. For Jeff Morris, Vice President of Product Marketing for leading business analytics software specialist and founder of open source BIRT, Actuate Corporation, this is an odd trend
Big data needs to be fast and smart. Here’s why.
Kevin Long, Business Development Directtor at Teradata UK, considers how a joined-up approach to big data can benefit businesses