No topic in IT was hotter than big data in 2012. ZDNet even held special events on the topic in New York and Singapore. However, as Larry Dignan pointed out, 2013 and 2014 is when we're going to see big data solutions mature and a lot more organizations get serious about big data projects.
To help you navigate your way to a solid big data strategy, ZDNet and TechRepublic have collaborated to publish our Executive Guide: Making the business case for big data. This ebook is a free PDF download for registered ZDNet and TechRepublic members. (If you're not already a member, you can click here to register. It only takes a moment.)
As the ebook's introduction explains:
The phenomenon of Big Data is upon us. CIOs and business leaders are facing unprecedented challenges
as they develop strategies to deal with the volume, variety, and velocity of the data—and to harness its
This guide offers a roundup of the latest information, predictions, advice, and answers on some of the
toughest issues surrounding Big Data, such as:
• Choosing a Big Data vendor
• Developing Big Data expertise within your organization
• Roadblocks to implementing Big Data analytics
• What the future holds for Big Data
• How to develop an ROI for Big Data
It also includes original research that provides insights into how your peers view the challenges and opportunities of Big Data, along with their companies’ current strategies, plans, and expectations.