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Big Data Strategy: Get Inspired, Get Going, Get Organized

Published: 02 September 2015

ID: G00290978

Analyst(s): Alexander Linden , Frank Buytendijk , Douglas Laney


The best advice for information and analytics leaders that want to build a big data strategy is: don't. For two reasons. Big data is not a single topic to strategize for, and it requires experimentation first. Instead, take a "bimodal" approach, and grow into a more coordinated approach to big data.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Get Inspired
    • Look Outside
    • Agree Inside
  • Get Going
    • Start With Skills
    • Try Techniques and Technologies
    • Test and Learn
  • Get Organized
    • Create the Right Architecture
    • Link for Leverage
    • Take a Bimodal Approach
  • Acknowledgments

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