11 March, 2013
Big Data, Big Blunders
Five mistakes companies make—and how they can avoid them
Companies are finding that big data doesn’t necessarily translate into easy success. Experts who specialize in computer-driven analysis of large streams of information say too many companies throw themselves into big-data projects, only to fall into common traps and end up with nothing to show for their efforts. Some 44% of information-technology professionals surveyed by business-software firm Infochimps Inc., for example, said they had worked on big-data initiatives that got scrapped.