Executive's guide to Big Data strategies and best practices (free ebook)

Summary:Investment in big data is on the rise, but the business value remains elusive for many organizations. This ebook will help you move beyond the hype to formulate a solid strategy for your company.

Big data has been one of the most hyped and anticipated tech trends of recent years. Now, as predicted, Big Data is starting to gain traction, holding out promising opportunities for businesses seeking its benefits. But Big Data technologies are a long way from widespread adoption.

According to a June 2013 Gartner survey, 64 percent of organizations have invested or are planning to invest in Big Data this year. Yet less than 8 percent of respondents said they had actually begun a deployment. The survey suggests that many leaders and stakeholders are still in the process of gathering information, deciding which business problems Big Data can solve, and experimenting with pilot projects.

To help you build your strategy for implementing big data in a way that delivers real value to your organization, ZDNet and TechRepublic assembled this collection of articles, advice, and insights from those who have grappled with the challenges of turning big data promises into reality.

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Topics: Big Data

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Jody Gilbert has been writing and editing technical articles for the past 25 years. She was part of the team that launched TechRepublic and is now senior editor for Tech Pro Research.

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