Looking for success in your big data project? It’s not so easy, as Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski found in the first story of our handbook on big data issues. Capitalizing on big data remains a huge challenge for many companies because of a variety of reasons, ranging from identifying the right data to finding the right people to implement the technology — and the right one, at that. But as experts tell Laskowski, the most common reason companies encounter major big data issues is not the wrong technology, but the wrong culture.
In this SearchCIO handbook, get advice on how to build a data-driven culture to help realize big data success. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen recounts how he executed a “dirt cheap” advanced analytics project and helped improve student retention rates at the university where he was CIO. In our last piece, Laskowski lays out seven big data project mistakes that companies would be smart to avoid.