Big Data: exploring its business advantages and opportunities

Big Data: exploring its business advantages and opportunitiesIn order to explore the opportunities and business advantages of Big Data, organisations need to have the right internal IT skill sets, as well as the right storage architecture, analytical tools, and data policies.

Turning data into big opportunities can be simple, especially through optimising existing storage infrastructures. Deduplication, compression, archiving, and automated data tiering are just some of the proven storage optimisation options available to organisations.

Through this optimisation, organisations will have the opportunities to ensure that their IT infrastructure and corporate policies can keep up with the endless flow of data.

Furthermore, a joint Data Optimisation Survey, published by Hitachi Data Systems and Computacenter, helps point out the business advantages of Big Data.

According to the survey, 52.5% of businesses don’t have the processes to compress data, and 63.3% find it hard to move onto lower-cost storage options. However, with the right strategies put in place, organisations can exploit Big Data. To read this survey in full, visit

A debate on Big Data is being held on LinkedIn, and can be joined here.