There’s no need to worry about big data

August 6th, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Corley in Information Management

While surveys report that IT managers are worried about big data and its effect on running a business, some experts say that this simply isn't true. According to InformationWeek, big data can be used to enhance productivity and competitiveness for any business when utilized properly. The news source cited various reports from Pew Research and McKinsey that show big data analytics promoting positive changes in the workplace and helping businesses actually save money.

Taking advantage of big data rather than letting it overwhelm operations requires improved businesses processes and information management. Successful deployment of robust storage solutions combined with the benefits of information management allows a business to organize and utilize data as it is created, rather than simply spending more to store it.

With any business, rapid data growth can seem overwhelming. But improved business process management allows that growth to be converted into productivity with ease. Whether data is related to sales, customers service, production or other aspects of the business, proper utilization requires little more than organization.

According to the news source, many businesses are more willing to invest in cloud computing than big data solutions, despite both technologies being relatively new. However, cloud storage is one way to get a handle on big data in a cost effective manner. Business process management combined with cloud storage can help a business increase productivity and minimize the costs that big data can accrue.

No matter the amount of data a business deals with on a daily basis, organization and management is key to properly utilizing it. If big data is ignored it can be the hassle that many businesses fear, but by implementing information management tools, a company can come out on top and gain an advantage from this resource.

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