Three Big Problems Big Data Will Create in 2014

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How this affects businesses

The writing is on the wall for those who base decisions on “gut” or “instinct,” writes McAfee: Studies show algorithms outperform human decision-making, whether predicting which suppliers will perform best or the outcome of Supreme Court cases.

Becoming data-driven will require a paradigm shift for most organizations. McAfee predicts that whether or not an organization is data-driven will become a competitive differentiator that will make or break businesses.

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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