The 4 Vs of Big Data

Although Big Data presents inevitable opportunities, many organisations are challenged by the complexity of Big Data programmes – where to start, how to manage the projects efficiently, and how to ensure that outcomes are aligned with strategic business objectives. Despite the wide-ranging benefits of implementing a Big Data strategy, it is a significant step for any organisation and so requires careful planning and execution. So how do companies ensure they can integrate and exploit new and legacy data sources as velocity, variety, and volume continue to grow? Here are five key areas to consider when you’re planning or examining your Big Data programme: 1. Have you aligned your organisation at all levels? Define ownerships, centralise data management and break silos.2. Have you chosen the right technology, build and manage the…


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