The Big Data Disconnect Between IT and Business

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 10-24-2014 Email

A disconnect between the business and IT sides of enterprise may cause big data not live up to expectations, according to a new survey by Wikibon. Besides the IT department's focus on installing and maintaining systems to crunch Big Data, there should be a business conversation about how it can provide actionable solutions, the survey says. The study, "Big Data Analytics Survey, 2014," conducted by John Kelly, David Floyer, and Ralph Finos, surveyed 300 executives. Twenty percent work at technology providers, 15 percent in healthcare, 15 percent in manufacturing, 9 percent in banking and finance, 7 percent were in retail and wholesale, and the remainder were in other industries. The survey covers big data ROI, Hadoop adoption and other issues. "Many organizations recognize that their data problems are overwhelming their traditional systems, but they haven't thought through the skills required not just to install and maintain these systems, but to actually do the hard science and translate that into actionable insights," says Jeffrey Kelly, a lead analyst for Wikibon, a worldwide community of technologists dedicated to the open sharing of information about improving the adoption of technology and business systems. For more about the survey, click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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