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Big Data Analytics: 3 Tips for Success

  Kerry Cotter     Nov 03, 2015

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Like a tsunami of information that can be controlled and guided to give you positive insights, big data doesn’t just benefit large companies; it can have an impact on all sizes of ventures in many industries. By using big data analytics to your advantage, you can create new information and find unforeseen patterns from previously existing data.

Many IT professionals are unsure of where to begin in the sea of information that is big data; here are three tips for success.

 

1. Use Your Skills and Experience

Many success stories of great big data deployments speak only of products and processes used to analyze the information. While the technology you choose is important, your skills and experience as an IT pro are paramount. Use your business intelligence, knowledge of data storage and integration to create a strategy that’s right for your company. Also keep in mind you’ll need to use your skills in predictive analytics and data mining capabilities.

2. Get Everyone on the Same Page

Since big data can encompass an enormous amount of information, it’s important to make sure all members of your team who will be working with the program are on the same page. The term can be tricky to define and big data analytics can incorporate traditional data as well as social media insights, which some team members may not be used to measuring. Hold an initial meeting before digging for answers; this will allow you to set the parameters and define what data you’ll be looking at.

3. Keep Up with Ongoing Training and Support

Working together as a strong IT team can help your company succeed with big data analytics. Employees who work alongside each other can benefit from sharing insights, tips and tricks and best practices. It can also be helpful to have another IT leader come in monthly or quarterly for seminar trainings and refreshers.

When using big data, it can be beneficial to use skills and experience like predictive analytics in addition to the latest software. By getting every member of the technology team on the same page and providing ongoing training and support, you’ll be sure to succeed. For more tips and tricks, contact us today or read additional articles on our blog.

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Kerry Cotter

Written by Kerry Cotter

Kerry Cotter is the Digital Marketing Manager at WEI. Kerry has over 10 years of content marketing and digital marketing experience in the high tech industry. As a tech enthusiast herself, she focuses on the trends and new technologies impacting the enterprise—and works directly with our subject matter experts to deliver thought-provoking and insightful content to help our customers navigate the evolving IT world.

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