In information technology, the term “big data” consists of datasets that grow so large that they become awkward to work with using on-hand database management tools. Difficulties include capture, storage, search, sharing, analytics, and visualizing. This trend continues because of the benefits of working with larger and larger datasets, which allowing analysts to spot business trends.
Having the ability to not only collect data of this magnitude but then to actively report on it, has become a critical focus of growing organizations.
In this article, by Beth Stackpole, you’ll see 5 steps every business should take to prepare themselves for the “big data” paradigm shift. A thought-provoking read, if there has ever been an opportunity for IT to get more involved in the thoughts and needs of the business-side, then this is it.
Read the full article here.