Three Big Problems Big Data Will Create in 2014

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Business Challenge Two: Employees who think they know better than the data.

Big Data is accelerating the push toward data-driven decision-making, but that’s not how most management education programs train employees, contends Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management. Instead, much of the training focuses on honing management “instincts.”

He adds that it also goes against what most of us have been told over and over: Trust your gut.

Big Data talk has dominated 2013 to such an extent that sometimes it’s hard to imagine we’ll have much else to say about it in 2014.

That’s unlikely to be the case, however, as other trends — mobile data, the Internet of Things, and hybrid cloud — will launch further Big Data adoption. Hadoop, especially, will become more important as vendors explore its potential as a platform for building new solutions.

While the potential of Big Data is still too fluid to pin down, the business challenges it will create are already coming into focus.


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