Often I think about challenges that organizations face with “Big Data”. While Big Data is a generic and over used term, what I am really referring to is an organizations ability to disseminate, understand and ultimately benefit from increasing volumes of data. It is almost without question that in the future customers will be won/lost, competitive advantage will be gained/forfeited and businesses will succeed/fail based on their ability to leverage their data assets.
It may be surprising what I think are the near term challenges. Largely I don’t think these are purely technical. There are enough wheels in motion now to almost guarantee that data accessibility will continue to improve at pace in-line with the increase in data volume. Sure, there will continue to be lots of interesting innovation with technology, but[Read more...]