When it comes to Big Data and Analytics solution implementations for enterprise clients/large business organizations, I see a big divide between what functionality business users want and are demanding from their CTO or IT organization and the functionality that CTO or IT organization can deliver. I would like to call this gap as “Big Divide of Big Data“.
Given the exponential increase in number of sources and volume of Big Data being generated, thanks to digital and sensor based productivity revolution, this gap is growing wider every passing day. And one wonders if twain shall ever meet and if this divide can ever be filled or bridged. This is one of the key challenge being faced by CIO and CTO of most large business organizations.
What is a problem for CIOs and CTOs is an opportunity for vendors and solution providers. I see a great opportunity for System Integrators (SIs) and Consulting organizations when it comes to bridging this big divide of big data. And this can be done through development of industry or vertical specific platform solutions for leveraging Big Data and Analytics.
I see this already happening in Health Care and Life Sciences industry/vertical and expect this trend to catch on in all other industries too, especially Banking/Financial Services, Insurance and Retail. Thanks to availability of industry specific platform based solutions, large and medium-sized enterprises will be able to leverage Big Data and Analytics without making heavy upfront investments.
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