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Culture, collaboration and confidence key to big data success

The greatest advanced analytics success stories this year have been among organizations that focus on culture, collaboration and confidence, not the technology alone.

Data value still an elusive, slippery prey

Data, data everywhere... and not much value to consume. That seems to be the theme song for a majority of organizations when it comes to making effective use of the data they collect, according to new research.

Focus on data value, not its 'bigness'

Allen Bonde explains why we need to refocus our big data efforts on the usefulness of data to the business and the customer, not its size.

Analytics market grew 8 percent last year, SAP remains at top

Gartner has published its 2013 market share analysis for business intelligence and analytics software. The bottom line won't surprise anyone: spending on these categories rose by a healthy 8 percent last year.

Mobility will revolutionize IT skill set, says IDC

Mobile technology, along with cloud services, social business and big data analytics, will change the skills for 95 percent of IT roles over the next three to five years, predicts Joseph Pucciarelli, vice president and IT executive advisor at IDC.

A BI evangelist, skeptic and pragmatist walked into a bar…

And if you want to make any real progress in business intelligence, it's best to ask them all to walk into your business. Here's why...

Bracing for change: Unexpected events require flexibility for scaling down

Enterprise data can grow faster than expected or an entire division could shut down overnight, requiring the enterprise to scale down. There are steps an enterprise can make to ensure that its cloud big data vendor is ready to handle shifts in scale. Part five our FCIO special report, Scaling up for Big Data.

The illusion of scale

Building a big data solution on premise is not a viable option for every enterprise, typically due to costs. Part two of our FCIO special report, Scaling up for Big Data

Special report: Scaling up for Big Data

"Little" data can be hard enough to manage. When you go big, the requirements and challenges really get interesting.The payoff of data analytics is insight into customer behavior, business operations and more. This special report on big data infrastructure considerations will help you get there.  

News Scan: BI in 2014; BYOD and SDN still reign; more

Top news stories for Jan. 6, 2014.