Big Data & Analytics – Getting Started on Your Journey

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There has been a lot of talk and content published around the application of Big Data within enterprises. 

In the past 6-7 years that we’ve been involved in this sector, we’ve seen a significant amount of money being spent by corporates to get value from various data technologies. But the missing piece we often see and ask our clients is: Where and how is the wider business involved?   

For example, many CIOs have approved the spend to build Hadoop clusters or similar but with little thought into how the wider business will go on to use this technology. Furthermore, the business doesn’t really understand the technology and what it could do for them.

The problem doesn’t get any easier now that we’re seeing a lot of hype around Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The biggest problem I’m seeing today is that there seems to be very little connection between Big Data & Analytics and Machine Learning/AI.

The hype over the last few years has also moved to Digital Transformation and what that means to an industry, and more recently toward the application of blockchain technology (but that’s for another time).

In this post I will focus on how to get started on your Big Data & …

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