Big data has been a major point of discussion for some time, but for the most part it has failed to deliver any tangible benefits in the business sector. Most big data critics have argued that businesses are simply collecting information without a plan of what to do with it. As such, increasingly complex data sets are growing in business sectors across the country and organizations are becoming burdened by an influx of unusable information. Now it appears that sentiment may be changing in 2015.
According to Mashable, big data is going to go to work in 2015. The tech news publication recently listed this as the number one trend to look out for in the new year. Lance Ulonoff, the article's author, says hardware and software providers will finally offer the tools needed to leverage big data.
"Next year, companies such as Intel and IBM will turn all that data into powerful decision-making tools. IBM in particular will further expand the supercomputer Watson's reach and introduce cognitive computing for every industry that has data to share," he writes. "As for Intel, the company is working on building the hardware and platforms necessary for companies to bring Big Data processing inside. Instead of making decisions based on a broad understanding of market trends and customer interests (and intuition), companies will, in 2015, increasingly rely on hard numbers to propel new products and services."
While businesses may finally receive the tools they need to manage their big data strategies next year, they will need to know how to use them. This will require the help of VARs and MSPs that can provide both the solutions and support needed to make the most of these technologies. VAR Staffing will help facilitate these partnerships by identifying and recruiting the best talent for VARs and MSPs to meet their clients' big data needs.