The phenomena of Big Data continues to grow as companies of all sizes start
to realize the potential ROI that comes from the correct use of massive
amounts of data. MIT found that firms who can leverage Big Data can achieve
5-6 percent greater productivity and profitability than their competitors.
Knowing the most common mistakes made when handling Big Data will help your
organization achieve its goals.
1. Lacking a business cause: At the end of the day, every organization has
bills to pay and salaries to fulfill. IT leaders are not immune to making the
mistake of trying to apply Big Data analytics solutions without knowing how
or if the proposed solution even helps organizations achieve their business
goals. Focusing on business outcomes first will lead to CIOs identifying the
proper Big Data steps to take resulting in a valuable ROI. Companies
designing solutions... (more)
Technology changes from one day to the next. Because of this, businesses have
a difficult time keeping up with the latest devices. A great way to overcome
this issue is to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Let's dive
in and take a close look at the top seven workers who benefit the most from
CEOs are often known for demanding the latest technological devices. Since
many companies can't keep up with their demands, by allowing them to bring
their own devices to work, the CEOs get to enjoy the benefit of using devices
that they prefer working with. Wheth... (more)
Employees like the ability to choose. Whether it be choosing the hours they
work or whether or not they can telecommute to work, choosing makes them feel
empowered, which tends to boost their job satisfaction.
Another area in which they enjoy being given choice is how they can
communicate and collaborate. To accommodate this choice, businesses will do
well to implement a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. This policy will
allow workers to choose whatever mobile device they prefer to carry out many
of their work-related functions. One downside to BYOD is that CIOs have to
Flash storage is revolutionizing the way enterprise stores, processes and
accesses important data. As opposed to the old methods of storage, most
notably hard disks, flash storage is faster and consumes less energy. Flash
devices also don't require the amount of space that other technologies do.
This is seen in everything from small personal handheld devices to enterprise
scale storage systems, such as Hadoop in the Cloud.
Enterprise grade flash stands out from the type of flash storage used on a
personal scale in that it is even faster, more durable, and more reliable.
These be... (more)
Data has always had a place in politics. Politicians have relied on polls,
voter interests and demographics for years. In 2008, the Obama campaign was
recognized for its data-driven campaign, but it wasn’t until the 2012
election, when the tools became available, that big data was used to target
voters and win a presidential election using methods that had never been used
Much like businesses, political parties have collected a lot of data over the
years, but that data has been siloed into various categories: donations,
website visits, social media comments. While each o... (more)