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Big Data Analytics Will Drive the Visible Impact of the Nexus of Forces

Published: 28 February 2014

ID: G00260460

Analyst(s): Paul DeBeasi , Larry Cannell , Kyle Hilgendorf , Svetlana Sicular


Innovators successfully take advantage of converging forces — information, mobile, social and cloud. Information will be the most visible force to end users. Big data analytics maturity built on the Nexus of Forces foundation will be key to enabling transformative business model disruption.

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Summary of Findings


  • The Nexus of Forces Is the Context for Big Data Analytics
  • The Dynamics of the Converging Forces
  • The Information-Driven Enterprise
  • A Close Look at the Information Force
    • The Value of Information
    • Cooperation Accelerates the Use of Information
    • Companies Collect a Plethora of Structured and Unstructured Data
    • Analytics Is a Key to Nexus Solutions
    • The Importance of Information Quality Is Growing
    • Information Governance Is a Necessity and a Challenge
  • Strengths of the Information Force of the Nexus
  • Weaknesses of the Information Force of the Nexus
  • Always Include Data and Analytics in a Nexus Project
  • Use the Four Pillars of Analytics to Accelerate Benefits of the Nexus Through Big Data Analytics

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