Big Data an Extended Journey for Many Companies

Big data ROI

1 - Big Data an Extended Journey for Many CompaniesBig Data an Extended Journey for Many Companies

Using big data is a major challenge for most organizations, which are facing challenges in adjusting their processes to incorporate real-time analytics.

2 - Current State of Process ManagementCurrent State of Process Management

88% of respondents’ organizations now monitor most of their operational processes, and 67% have a program for optimizing and improving processes over time.

3 - Operational Process AssessmentsOperational Process Assessments

83% stated that their operational processes take too long; 86% said their organizations are either seeing, or would expect to see, benefits with collecting and analyzing data quickly.

4 - Big Data InvestmentsBig Data Investments

On average, organizations have increased their investments in the collection and analysis of data by 21% in the past 12 months. This is set to increase by 23% in the next two years.

5 - The Big Data Analytics ChallengeThe Big Data Analytics Challenge

73% agreed that analyzing a lot of data is a challenge. Worse yet, acting on the data in real time is a challenge for 65%.

6 - No Data ConfidenceNo Data Confidence

Only one-fifth of surveyed decision-makers are extremely confident in the reliability (23%), accuracy (21%) and completeness of their data (21%).

7 - No Confidence in ITNo Confidence in IT

26% believe that their IT departments are supporting their needs for real-time analysis of data. More than half (56%) of organizations are using manual processes to collect and analyze data.

8 - Biggest Big Data IT ChallengesBiggest Big Data IT Challenges

47% cited keeping data secure as their biggest big data challenge, followed closely by 46% citing the cost of storing it.

9 - Top Unfulfilled Big Data GoalsTop Unfulfilled Big Data Goals

Almost a third (32%) of respondents want to be able to predict customer behavior, while 28% want to use mobile applications to collect data.

10 - Expected Big Data BenefitsExpected Big Data Benefits

74% said more visibility into internal processes could lead to operational improvements; 65% said it would also decrease the chances of falling behind their competitors; and 41% cited missed revenue opportunities.

11 - The Cost to the BusinessThe Cost to the Business

85% said their organizations are experiencing challenges because they are failing to use data quickly. Less than half (44%) said it’s difficult to determine what processes to prioritize.

Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight, Channel Insider and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.


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