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Fulfilling Big Data's Big Promises


I was invited to speak on a panel later in the month at a nearby university on the subject of big data, but the moderator made an interesting request. While the conference itself was full of sessions on the marvels of big data, he asked if I could play devil's advocate, and utter some words of caution about big data.

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Comments (2)
As companies move to a cloud environment, legacy network architectures are buckling under the pressure for instant access to applications and services that offer a high-quality user experience. Manual device-by-device configurations limit the performance of bandwidth-intensive applications. The complexity of current data center network fabric designs require networks that are as sophisticated as the environments that house them. This is great piece that addresses how to strike good balance between fulfilling the promise of big data without putting the organization at risk. http://goo.gl/UtIJ9g
Posted by Eamon W | Thursday, July 24 2014 at 9:04PM ET
I would say one reason why so many fail to fulfill the big promises is the common mistake of trying to boil the ocean. Organizations need to focus first on gaining an understand and growing their capabilities. Data has potential, but pushing it through doesn't necessarily lead to results desired.

Peter Fretty

Posted by Peter F | Friday, August 15 2014 at 2:16PM ET
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