Thursday, 20 October 2011

What Big Data Will Mean for IT and Data Management

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Integrating the Enterprise October 20, 2011
Departmental silos will be a big challenge as organizations try to put Big Data to work, according to a recent report by the McKinsey Quarterly. However, in the long run, McKinsey contends Big Data could become "a new type of corporate asset that will cut across business units and functions much as a powerful brand does, representing a key basis for competition." The shift to Big Data won't just impact individual organizations, but will improve productivity across health care, government, retailing and manufacturing. Read more >
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Colin Beasty (@colinbeasty), product marketing manager at Advanced Systems Concepts, explains to IT Business Edge's Loraine Lawson how job scheduling solutions help companies improve integration.

It's a safe bet that the focus will be on cost cutting for some time to come. But the smart money will also be on creating more business value with what remains. To do that, you're going to need to think strategically, even when you are dealing with integration. That can be a bit tricky, since integration is often treated as a "have to do" on the road to accomplishing something else.

IT consultants tend to be good at technology — implementing ERP systems, designing database schema, devising network security schemes. What they aren't particularly good at is letting potential customers know how great they are at technology.

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