Big Data Experience Is Much Needed—and Wanted
IT staff with actual hands-on big data experience are still very much a minority.
The majority of respondents are still primarily relying on experience and instinct.
Tactical business goals dominate the big data agenda.
The value of big data is an article of faith.
About half of respondents said more than 50% of strategic decisions relied on analytics.
A little more than half said always or frequently.
Volume and velocity combine to be the two most challenging attributes of big data.
It’s hard to justify an ROI in technology that the business can’t use.
The IT staff sees the issue as being one of a lack of tools to do the job.
A lack of integration and data quality issues are troubling.
It’s clear there is a dire need for more big data training and certifications.
About half are dealing with workers that other employers are trying to poach from them.