HOW TO CAPITALIZE ON BIG DATA & ANALYTICS

in 5 EASY STEPS

ARE YOU READY FOR BIG DATA & ANALYTICS?
IS YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE?

Big Data and Analytics holds great promise for many organizations, from accelerating innovation to driving optimization. Yet many people can’t quite assess the range of technology, staffing and process requirements. Here are five steps to help you evaluate your requirements, identify any gaps, and provide a view of a big data infrastructure solution that enables you to gain insights and affect business outcomes.

1. KNOW where YOU WANT YOUR BUSINESS TO GO.

1. Know where you want your business to go.

By better understanding the goals of your business, you can develop a strategy for your IT infrastructure for Big Data & Analytics that is in complete alignment. The strategy can then drive successful projects that result in pervasive adoption and accelerate innovation across the enterprise. You’ll increase your ability to acquire and retain customers and to manage risk and improve operational performance. Everyone wins.

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2. BUILD bridges

2.Build bridges.

To succeed at Big Data & Analytics, organizations must invest in bringing IT and lines of business together in a partnership where there’s valuable skill exchange. It’s imperative that both IT and business have a voice, and that both sides understand the value of the collaboration in order to deliver a competitive advantage.

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3.FIT TECHNOLOGY TO THE WORKLOAD.

3. Fit technology to the workload.

While the increasing specialization of technology addresses specific cases with greater performance and efficiencies, it can also lead to fragmentation and increased complexity. This is why IT must integrate internal multistructured data sources with fit-for-purpose and workload-optimized technology. Put another way, make sure the infrastructure choices you make fit the workloads you have, and that everything works together for better business outcomes.

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4. DETERMINE THE RIGHT DATA.

4. Determine the right data.

Because Big Data & Analytics solutions incorporate structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources, IT needs to provision that data accordingly. This requires an efficient and optimized infrastructure that provides access to integrated data – when users need it and where they need it, all with the utmost security and integrity.

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5. UNCOVER INSIGHTS.

5. Uncover insights.

Once you have the right IT infrastructure in place, you will have greater visibility into your business processes which will help you find opportunities that can optimize business outcomes. You’ll also be able to identify new and better ways to interact with customers, employees, suppliers, partners and regulatory agencies. All of which can set the stage for innovation and greater ROI.

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