Discover PerformanceHP Software's community for IT leaders // March 2014
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?All ears
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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.See clearly
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Consultant and author Peter Aiken explains why enterprises need top-level data strategists—and why it shouldn’t be the CIO’s job.Data driven
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Big Data index
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
More than 25
Percentage of CDOs who are women (nearly twice as high as for CIOs at 13 percent).2
2 “5 Facts About Chief Data Officers,” Mark Raskino, Gartner, Inc., November 2013
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