Big Data... Is Your Business Ready? -


Big Data... Is Your Business Ready?

By Joseph B. Kappernick

Over the past few years, Big Data has emerged as one of the top concerns for enterprise IT and it doesn't appear to be going anywhere. If fact, IBM estimated that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each and every day. Many businesses are still struggling to understand what this means for them and how to manage these massive amounts of information. If you haven't already, now is the time to start planning your Big Data strategy.

Is your business prepared for this Big Data boom? The results of a recent survey of IT leaders show just how many are still trying to figure it out:

38% have no understanding of Big Data, while 27% only partially comprehend it

59% don't have any tools to manage data from their current systems; they use separate systems to do so

33% don't currently use any tools to manage Big Data

49% admit to being somewhat or very concerned about how they will manage Big Data

With so many businesses still trying to understand Big Data and its impact, now is the time to get a leg up on your competition and implement a strategy that saves money and increases value. The opportunities created by Big Data are numerous and you don't want to miss out on any of them. Start implementing your plan today by answering the following questions:

1. What types of tools are needed to manage the data?

2. Can I save money by eliminating unnecessary tools?

3. How will I use these tools effectively?

4. What are the costs associated with Big Data management tools and how can I avoid overpaying?

5. Which vendors have the knowledge and experience to help me with my Big Data purchases?

Big Data could spell big trouble if you don't have a good management plan in place. Once you start to fully understand it and what it can do for your organization, the opportunities are endless.

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