August 3, 2012–We get wrapped up in how many industries and companies are snapping up big data analytics solutions. However, we often overlook the sheer number not employing the technology. The numbers, in fact, are troubling after reading a recent Computer World story, “Most Firms Have No Big Data Plans, Survey Finds.”
According to the story,
“Fifty-six percent of respondents indicated they will not be deploying big data analytics applications even beyond 2013, the survey of 255 IT professionals found. Half of those surveyed were data storage professionals at the analyst level; the other half comprised IT mangers, vice presidents and CIOs…Survey respondents with no plans to roll out Hadoop or other big data analytics software said doing so requires a specific business case, and in most instances they didn’t see a need for it, according to Marco Coulter, managing director of TheInfoPro’s Cloud Computing Practice.”
These numbers are, frankly, baffling. Wherever there is a business or industry that is sagging—let’s use automotive as an example—analytics will help. From manufacturing, to shipping, to sales, big data will help auto industrialites streamline their process. A couple days with software from the likes of Oracle, Red Hat or Digital Reasoning could turn heads. We only hope those heads are listening.