Big Data Experience Is Much Needed—and Wanted

Big Data Experience Is Much Needed—and Wanted

1-The Status of Big Data InitiativesThe Status of Big Data Initiatives

IT staff with actual hands-on big data experience are still very much a minority.

2-Business Decisions Driven by AnalyticsBusiness Decisions Driven by Analytics

The majority of respondents are still primarily relying on experience and instinct.

3-Big Data Business ObjectivesBig Data Business Objectives

Tactical business goals dominate the big data agenda.

4-Will Investments in Big Data Be Worthwhile?Will Investments in Big Data Be Worthwhile?

The value of big data is an article of faith.

5-Percentage of Strategic Decisions Made Using AnalyticsPercentage of Strategic Decisions Made Using Analytics

About half of respondents said more than 50% of strategic decisions relied on analytics.

6-How Often Precise Data and Analytics Are NeededHow Often Precise Data and Analytics Are Needed

A little more than half said always or frequently.

7-Areas of Most Big Data DifficultyAreas of Most Big Data Difficulty

Volume and velocity combine to be the two most challenging attributes of big data.

8-Top Big Data Obstacles for IT LeadersTop Big Data Obstacles for IT Leaders

It’s hard to justify an ROI in technology that the business can’t use.

9-Top Big Data Obstacles for IT ProfessionalsTop Big Data Obstacles for IT Professionals

The IT staff sees the issue as being one of a lack of tools to do the job.

10-Which of the Following Applies to Your Organization?Which of the Following Applies to Your Organization?

A lack of integration and data quality issues are troubling.

11-Is There a Shortage of Big Data Talent?Is There a Shortage of Big Data Talent?

It’s clear there is a dire need for more big data training and certifications.

12-Is It Difficult to Hold on to Big Data Talent?Is It Difficult to Hold on to Big Data Talent?

About half are dealing with workers that other employers are trying to poach from them.

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