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Culture check: Is your business prepared for Big Data analytics?

Vertica’s Colin Mahony discusses what next-generation analytics will tell you about your business. Is your business prepared to understand, hear, and act on information?

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Analytics insight

From Big Data to better health

Big Data is promising in healthcare, but the challenges are heavy. An expert discusses success on the frontier of analytics.

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Enterprise 20/20

A 360-degree view is the future of Big Data

When Big Data analytics hits big, true leaders will be synthesizing a complete view of the enterprise and their marketplace.

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Why the time is right for a Chief Data Officer

Consultant and author Peter Aiken explains why enterprises need top-level data strategists—and why it shouldn’t be the CIO’s job.

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Connected intelligence: Add human information

HP Autonomy VP Brian Weiss explains that the real value in data is often in connecting things you hadn’t put together before. Learn how enterprises are finding their new competitive edge.

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IT leader assessment

This tool evaluates the correlation between IT attributes and business success and, based on how your answers compare with average scores, will advise you where to invest in IT.

It is based on data HP collected from 650 global companies about a range of IT characteristics (server capacities, approach to information management, security, BYOD, etc.) and how they correlate to revenue gain. This assessment will compare your answers to the average scores in that study.

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Percentage of companies that have hired or planned to hire a chief data officer to lead Big Data initiatives.1


Number of official CDOs serving in large enterprises in 2013 (more than double the number counted in 2012).2

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Percentage of CDOs who are women (nearly twice as high as for CIOs at 13 percent).2

1Which C-Level Executive Will Be the Big Data Champion?” Randy Bean,, November 2013
25 Facts About Chief Data Officers,” Mark Raskino, Gartner, Inc., November 2013

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Q: Why have enterprises been so slow to task C-level leaders with managing data as a strategic asset?

A: They’ve not been told to pay attention to it. But you need someone up at the top who understands data as a resource. The fault falls on the university community. I’m sort of on a crusade at the moment, because I’ve come to the conclusion that the educational groups are letting down the folks who need to have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to manage data. Most of them have been taught that data is a technical skill devoted to building physical databases. There’s no programmatic aspect to it, there’s no management of it as a durable asset.

— Peter Aiken, Data Blueprint founding director and associate professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University, on the Discover Performance blog

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