Twelve Challenges Facing IT Professionals in 2014

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Data is projected to grow by 800 percent in the next five years. The big challenge is that more than 80 percent of it is unstructured. Unstructured data varies in its format, including plain text, email, blog, formatted document, standard and non-standard image, video, voice, animation, sensor input, Web search logs and more. Unstructured data is growing faster than structured data. As a relatively new and untapped source of organizational insight, unstructured data analytics has the potential to reveal more important interrelationships that were previously very difficult or impossible to determine.

Part of that unstructured data includes data from communities, groups, and social networks outside the organization known as "the collective." Data mining the collective is a great way to understand the organization's market and customers.

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To provide the best value to the organization, Big Data analytics requires new approaches to capturing, storing, and analyzing data. The massive amount and growth of unstructured data rapidly outpaces traditional solutions and calls for new volume handling. Big Data is collected from new sources. Traditional data management processes fall short in coping with the variable nature of Big Data. New analytics offer methods to process the variety. Data is generated in real time and the demands call for usable information to be ready as needed. Solutions like 100 GB Ethernet, parallel-processing, and SSDs (Solid State Drives) offer good response times.

According to Paul Simoneau, a senior instructor and course director with Global Knowledge, the coming year will have 12 main challenges for IT management and staff. Since each organization is unique in how it functions and where it places its priorities, these are offered in no particular order. The issues include new technology, cloud, Big Data, virtualization, BYOD and BYOA, shadow IT, boomers, energy efficiency, user systems, interoperability, creating value, and social networks. After a brief comment on each area, more suggestions for dealing with that situation follow.


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