Big data revolutionizing BI from the ground up

What happens when usable information volumes grow? Organizations gain access to information about parts of their operations that were once off-limits and potentially improve their insights in general. Traditionally, business intelligence has only dealt with structured information in reasonable quantities. Removing this boundary while still keeping programs high-quality and effective is a good move for organizations that can make it work. It's not for nothing that "big data" has become an in-demand buzzword and the relevant skills have become hugely desirable personnel traits. Now, all that remains is to take this good idea and make it into valuable and relevant strategies.

The origin of new strategies
As of now, big data is already on its way to becoming a powerful presence in the BI field. This change, however, may not be originating within high-level strategies. According to ReadWrite, recent surveys have detected less awareness of big data's rise among more powerful executives, the C-level in particular. This hasn't stopped big data's rise, simply forced it to take less traditional channels into organizations' priorities. The source noted that purchasing power has largely shifted to a new model in which department heads make the call rather than involving the C-level. This has resulted in an odd situation wherein knowledge remains contained in the involved section.

The idea that there is more going on than executives know yet could mean there are some powerful projects that haven't gotten their due recognition yet. The source explained many leaders surveyed by Teradata believe their firms are being left behind in the quest to become data-savvy. This may be outdated information. In fact, it is possible that the IT departments and lines of business at those organizations have already begun the efforts their CEOs crave. Communication improvement around big data could lead to a whole new outlook about programs in progress.

BI's new feature
Of course, to become big data-savvy, professionals will have to change the solutions they use on a daily basis. Fortunately, the latest iterations of some existing BI suites have big data capability, meaning the scale-up process is smooth and integration of conventional analytics and new sources of content can be accomplished seamlessly. This is the case with Necto 14, which is both a BI product in the traditional mold and a portal to the complex information lurking within businesses' architectures. Leveraging this technology is one way to deliver insights on a previously untold scale. With some firms initiating big data investigations, others should follow suit.

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