Is Analytics the Solution to the Big Data Problem?

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-04-2013 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    1-Analytics to the Rescue
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    Analytics to the Rescue

    81% of IT professionals around the globe agree that better analytics is central to the enterprise’s big data problems.
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    2-Change Causes IT Problems
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    Change Causes IT Problems

    When asked how changes to IT infrastructure affect their business, 52% of IT pros say it causes troublesome incidents.
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    3-Tools to the Rescue?
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    Tools to the Rescue?

    74% of IT professionals believe change and configuration management tools have limits in their overall effectiveness to solving corporate IT problems.
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    4-War Games
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    War Games

    When an incident occurs in the enterprise, most IT organizations establish a war room in order to solve urgent problems.
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    5-Back to Analytics
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    Back to Analytics

    According to 54% of IT pros, analytics takes on a "strategic role" when it comes to operations.
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    6-Some People Have Issues
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    Some People Have Issues

    Surprisingly, 8% of respondents say analytics only cuts out some of the issues with handling big data and corporate IT incidents.
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    7-A Look Ahead
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    A Look Ahead

    19% of IT professionals believe analytics will only improve the odds of big data being handled properly in the enterprise.
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    8-An Eye On Analytics
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    An Eye On Analytics

    According to IT professionals, the four core functions for analytics are to manage changes to infrastructure, improve solution configuration, manage incidents and handle real problems.
 

Big data is proving to be an important trend in the enterprise. Companies around the globe are investing heavily in big data, and more firms than ever are trying to determine how they can best-use the mountains and mountains of information in their possession. Software like Hadoop helps with data analysis since it crunches data and converts it into data loads that can be more easily analyzed and used for business use, but a recent survey of 200 IT professionals from IT operations analytics company Evolven indicates that the main issue companies are having with big data is analyzing it all and packaging in such a way as it becomes actionable. "Similar organizations struggle as they face overwhelming amounts of change and configuration data," says Sasha Gilenson, CEO at Evolven. "So it comes as no surprise that this many IT professionals see IT analytics as such a promising solution, ready to succeed in taking on the challenge where traditional [change and configuration management] tools have failed. This Change Management Report provides a snapshot of the state of IT operations and where more concerted efforts are needed."

 
 
 
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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