Developing a winning Big Data strategy is challenging because it is as much about getting ahead of the trend and acquiring talent as it is about investing in new technology. To be successful you will need Data Scientists on your team, professionals who are adept with the analytical and visualization tools required to process and recognize patterns in data and who are equally comfortable with business concepts and operations. EMC’s Howard Elias recommends three steps to help ensure your organization has the people it needs.
CIO— Big Data is exciting stuff, but don’t take my word for it. Ask the Academy of Arts and Sciences, who nominated Moneyball — a movie about Big Data — for six Oscars. If Hollywood is on board, you know Big Data has gone mainstream. What’s more, Tinsel Town managed to do what most industry commentators haven’t: Spin a tale that is both interesting and illustrative of Big Data’s transformative potential.
And yet, while a baseball team’s creative use of statistical data may have helped it to go from perennial doormat to scrappy contender, it doesn’t begin to describe what Big Data can do for an organization. – The Big Data Challenge: How to Develop a Winning Strategy by Howard Elias
The Big Data Challenge: How to Develop a Winning Strategy
Jun15,2012 By Leave a Comment