From Data to Decision: Delivering Value From 'Big Data'



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"Big data" initiatives create significant opportunities for business and IT leaders, but both must come to terms with the challenges they introduce. A focus on the impact of analytical outcomes in supporting material and measurable business decisions is as important as addressing technology issues.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Impact: Business demand for data to support fact-based decisions will focus IT attention on information management, analytics and technology
      • Recommendations
    • Impact: Failure to balance data volume and quality to support material and measurable decisions by both business and IT leaders will undermine the success of big data initiatives
      • Recommendations
    • Impact: Business leaders will feel threatened by analytical outputs, and find reasons to reject them, unless they develop high levels of trust in their pedigree and provenance
      • Recommendation
  • Recommended Reading
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