Saturday, June 19, 2021

Big data: Talk or action?

 
There’s been no shortage of talk about big data (aka Big Data) in the past year, but is there more than talk?

Maybe not, according to a survey of 12 international CIOs. The raw numbers suggest organizations talk a lot about big data but aren’t putting money into projects mining unstructured data.

Despite the small sample size, there are some representative opinions. For example, one CIO is quoted worrying about the scale of a potential project, another about the potential cost. On the other hand another panel member said there’s no such thing as big data – all corporate data needs to be analyzed.
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We’d like to hear your opinion: Does your organization distinguish between big data and ‘ordinary’ data? If so, what are you doing to mine it?

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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