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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

A Plan for Big Data

In McKinsey Quarterly:  A good piece about planning for Big Data projects and value.   The detailed article makes a considerable  parallel to strategic planning methods.    I quote only a final paragraph:  " ... When a plan is in place, execution becomes easier: integrating data, initiating pilot projects, and creating new tools and training efforts occur in the context of a clear vision for driving business value—a vision that’s unlikely to run into funding problems or organizational opposition. Over time, of course, the initial plan will get adjusted. Indeed, one key benefit of big data and analytics is that you can learn things about your business that you simply could not see before... " 

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