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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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2 responses to “Big Data–Over Hyped Buzzword or Enterprise Focus?”

  1. Steve Ardire

    Pretty good but here’s My POV

    Forrester defines Big Data with 4 main attributes ( volume, velocity, variety, value ) but in light of the significant growth of unstructured data ( 80% of new data ) a better fourth attribute is variability which is complex interrelationships between data managed in different applications where need for semantics is imperative.

    Hadoop/NoSQL is usually associated with Big Data for processing large-scale distributed data but this combination only addresses volume and velocity (somewhat). However the biggest challenges CIO’s must address today are unifying diverse unstructured data sources where variety and variability are the most crucial or imperative needs to derive business value and intelligence.