From the very beginning I have been involved in leveraging data for value. If you examine what companies have done over the years, starting with the invention of the spreadsheet, many companies today are doing analytics. Simple to complex. I see spreadsheets every time I examine what companies are doing today. How will Big Data influence this?
In Forbes. As the article suggests data visualization is always a good place to start. Confusion does exist because the ability of packages like Excel to do data visualization has improved greatly in the last few years. So you can patch your legacy spreadsheets in this way. But this is not a good idea, data visualization packages still have a great edge to leverage data, big and small.