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How to Get Your Big Data Journey Back on Track
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Re: Good business
  • 4/19/2015 10:05:07 AM
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I agree , but people int he business should really know their processes and be able to see things that just don't make sense.

Re: Good business
  • 4/19/2015 9:32:34 AM
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It is surprising at times. We have to remember though that we in the big data domain have usually a better understanding due to a deeper experience and broader exposure so common sense to us is advanced thinking to others.

Re: Good business
  • 3/24/2015 4:36:33 PM
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I agree, but creative thinking seems to be in short supply these days.

Re: Good business
  • 3/24/2015 3:56:03 PM
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Exploring and choosing the right strategy seems to be a likely stumbling block. After getting past the business plan goals, using some creative and practical thinking to see where to go next is an important factor.

Re: Good business
  • 3/11/2015 4:29:26 PM
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Good question! There is a distinction due to the size and impact. These kind of projects are of strategic importance, i.e. they change large parts of the infrastructure (often consolidating data across businesss functions and legacy systems) and how data is perceived, stored, governed and acted upon. So this has a huge impact and large risk of failure. Common sense and planning apply to everything in life but here it is a bit more than lining up three guys and two datasets.

Makes sense?

Re: Good business
  • 3/11/2015 1:42:16 PM
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You beat me to the punch, tomsg, but yes, exactly! Don't these same steps and caveats apply to any data/analytics initiative, regardless of the volume of data involved?

The big data distinction seems artificial, but the search engines love it and so does Gartner's magic hydrant.

Good business
  • 3/11/2015 11:25:32 AM
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Big data is just like any other initiative- you get more out of it if you prepare, plan and then execute. The disappointment many companies feel is really a symptom of a larger problem- not preparing and executing well. My feeling is that this will become evident in other programs and initiatives over time. Better to get your house in order first.

The way we were
  • 3/11/2015 9:39:26 AM
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@Christian. Nice blog, welcome to All Analytics.

Thanks for differentiating between the greenfield project and the more typical big data initiative. The latter is where you really have to keep revisiting and tweaking the roadmap, particularly where initial business goals change as the organization tries to keep pace with an evolving business market.



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