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11 Great Things Companies Are Doing With Big Data

One company is using big data to improve the aviation industry's on-time performance. Another is turning to analytics to streamline the launch of complex marketing campaigns. A third is reducing its environment impact through these tools. By now, it's clear that the potential for data analytics is limited only by the human imagination. That's great news for businesses as they deploy these... Read More »

Every Organization Needs a Data Analytics Champion

For analytics to gain widespread acceptance and usage across an organization, an analytics champion can play an important role.

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Companies Investing Heavily in Digital Strategies

Organizations are allocating staggering amounts of money toward digital investments to better reach—and engage—customers, according to a new survey from Tata Consultancy Services. The accompanying report, "The Road to Reimagination: The State and High Stakes of Digital Initiatives," reveals that virtually all... Read More »

Anticipate Your Customers' Future Desires

CIOs need to gather meaningful customer data and turn it into business intelligence that informs our future business decisions.

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Doing Big Data Analytics Right

Big data analytics offers revolutionary capabilities but achieving results requires a strategic vision—and a view into how it can create business value.

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Key Data Storage Trends That Every CIO Should Know

These days, CIOs and their organizations are getting consumed by all things data. This change is driven by ongoing innovations in analytics, of course, as these solutions are establishing profound new levels of data visibility, including lending insights to expand market share, improve customer and user engagement, and increase productivity, among other benefits. Given the stakes, CIOs need... Read More »

Germany's Secret World Cup Weapon: Big Data

If you're looking for inspiration when it comes to the use of big data analytics, look no further than Germany's national soccer team, winner of the 2014 World Cup.

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10 Emerging IT Techniques, Tools and Platforms

As a CIO, you're likely more focused on the proverbial big picture with respect to how IT can best support business strategies. Still, you need to stay abreast of the wealth of new tech tools, techniques and platforms which are building a buzz among your employees. After all, not only will you earn techie points for recognizing the assortment of emerging lingo referencing IT approaches and... Read More »

Eight Classic Big Data Mistakes

Demand for big data analytics will only continue to soar as the overall market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 27% through 2017, amounting to a $32.4 billion market, according to industry research. Yet, with all of the investments into analytics tools and talent, CIOs and other IT leaders can lose sight of what they're ultimately seeking to do. Collecting lots of big... Read More »

Why Extracting Value From Big Data Is Difficult

Businesses that are exploring big data need to consider the technical and talent challenges and develop well-defined business objectives before committing staff and budget to any initiatives.

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