In this article from the Boston Globe, the MIT Sloan Management Review provides guidance on how big companies can benefit from Big Data.
Basically, the advice is to think like a startup.
From the article.
- Assess opportunities to migrate operational business processes from mainframe environments to faster and cheaper Big Data approaches.
- Create a Big Data Center of Excellence or Analytical Sandbox as a testing ground to identify suitable applications for Big Data.
- Adopt a “data first” approach that focuses on rapid identification of data insights, rather than investing in large data warehouse initiatives.
- Develop a “culture of data” staffed by a next generation of analytics professionals, who are conversant in new Big Data approaches and analytics techniques.