User Rank: Petabyte Pathfinder 1/30/2013 | 6:12:23 PM
Re: blasted business There'e always some challenges in day first of implemention, Big data is going to change the rule of "data game", there's going to have some culture change, some clash within the company.
User Rank: Petabyte Pathfinder 1/30/2013 | 6:10:24 PM
Re: blasted business it's true! but IT professionals still have no idea on how to properly implement Big data stuff, they still addressing the issue in a piecemeal basis, they're not getting a good work.
User Rank: Petabyte Pathfinder 1/30/2013 | 5:29:42 PM
Re: blasted business Interesting topic! Big Data is gaining momemtum and buzz, I agree companies still don't know what exactly they can get with Big Data, they lack skills and experience. Even with tools and technologies companies still don't know how or when t use Big data.
User Rank: Exabyte Executive 1/30/2013 | 5:17:07 PM
Re: blasted business The initial challenge to a Big Data project is that the beneficiaries don't know what they don't know. We can ask them what they want to accomplish but with only a vague idea, or no idea at all of what Big Data is they can't respond. As CIOs our challenge is to wear the different hats of various departments and provide examples of value and ROI by using Big Data. And that means we need to understand more about how our respective businesses function.
User Rank: Blogger 1/30/2013 | 1:10:33 PM
Re: blasted business Hi Saul and Sara,
Thanks for these comments! My feeling is, it is really about negotiating a balancing act, and organizational clashes are to be avoided if at all possible. The IT group needs to serve multiple groups within the company -- Finance, Marketing, Sales, you name it. So the IT management is already dealing with how to prioritize projects for different groups given finite resources. Support from the business and measureable objectives will help as the PM attempts to garner additional resources to support a project that needs to be fast tracked.
The goal should be to set up win-wins, or at least acceptable compromises, amongst the stakeholders who include the business groups that are driving the project, the IT management who needs to allocate the resources amongst competing projects, and of course the developers themselves who have to go and execute the design really quickly.
User Rank: Blogger 1/30/2013 | 11:57:06 AM
Re: blasted business Very true @sarapeters! This is in opposition to a lot of c-level firms saying "we need big data, go and make this happen" with no definitions, no set goals. @Ben - is most of the struggle to get deployment up to speed involved in cultural clashes within the organization? (P.S looking forward to tomorrow's webinar!)
User Rank: Petabyte Pathfinder 1/30/2013 | 11:20:16 AM
blasted business Ben, of all the great advice you just gave this is the piece that will stick with me most: "The main thing to remember at the outset of a big data analytics project is that it is only as successful as the business says it is." So true, but it's one of those things that so many makes IT professionals either grumble because they disagree or blush because they know that it's true and know that they probably don't follow that good advice as much as they should.