Big Data Disruptions Can Be Tamed with Enterprise Architecture - Slide 3

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Next Big Data Disruptions Can Be Tamed with Enterprise Architecture-3 Next

Impact:  Big data opportunities expose internal silos that leaders must address through proper incentives and metrics which encourage data sharing and improve trust.

Organizations may have the best technology and the best people. But if the internal culture is plagued by silos and lack of data sharing, they are less likely to achieve success with big data. Addressing cultural challenges requires creating the right incentives to build trusted sources of enterprise information. Enterprise architects should conduct stakeholder analyses to identify the cultural roadblocks to data sharing, and prepare mitigation strategies and communications that overcome perceived obstacles. For instance, EA practitioners can advocate open innovation efforts that will enable customers to participate directly in product development, which will begin to overcome silo-centric behaviors and force more cross-team data sharing.

Enterprise architecture (EA) practitioners have a major role in ensuring their organizations maximize the business opportunities posed by big data, according to Gartner, Inc.

Big data makes organizations smarter and more productive by enabling people to harness diverse data types previously unavailable and to find previously unseen opportunities. However, Gartner analysts said big data poses big challenges as well — and that's where enterprise architects can help. As navigators of strategic change, the task for EA practitioners is to chart the right course for big data across the most critical dimensions of the organization: business, culture, talent and technology.

“Traditional approaches to EA are significantly impacted by big data,” said David Newman, research vice president at Gartner. “For the EA practitioner, the balance shifts from a focus on optimization and standardization within the organization, to lightweight approaches that focus on harmonization and externalization across the broader enterprise ecosystem. Big data disrupts traditional information architectures — from a focus on data warehousing (data storage and compression) toward data pooling (flows, links and information shareability). In the age of big data, the task for the EA practitioner is clear: Design business outcomes that exploit big data opportunities inside and outside the organization.

Gartner has identified four critical impacts of big data and how enterprise architects can address these issues.

More Slideshows:

Battle of the Enterprise-Ready Mobile OS The platforms were each scored on a combination of factors including built-in security, application security, authentication, device wipe, device firewall, virtualization and many others.

Five Web Application Security Myths Many companies fail to make the first step towards security because of misconceptions and security myths.

Five Keys to Creating the Data Center of Tomorrow Five strategic IT moves that will help CIOs push their data center forward.


Related Topics : Fujitsu, Storage Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Virtual Tape Library, InfiniBand

More Slideshows

DataM63-290x195 Data Storage Today: Key Takeaways from VMworld 2016

Survey findings include pain points for secondary storage, average restore times, the growth of hyperconvergence and rate of cloud adoption in enterprises.  ...  More >>

infra97-290x195 7 Tips to Improve Data Backup and Ensure Business Continuity

With today's modern solutions, enterprises should be able to transform backup and recovery from a low-level legacy IT function to a modern function delivering continuity and value to the entire business. ...  More >>

OwnBackupCloudDataRisk0x Top 3 Cloud Backup Dangers and How to Avoid Them

The top three data dangers lurking in cloud environments and tips for how to manage data protection and backup in a SaaS-based world. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.