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4 reasons you should be using Big Data


written by Chris Bourne

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With Big Data analytics becoming increasingly important in all sectors and industries, we thought we’d outline 4 top reasons why you should be using Big Data, in case you hadn’t quite decided on following suit already.

So, why use Big Data?

You can get important information, quickly.

The capabilities of Big Data are constantly improving and becoming more efficient as our understanding of what it can do continues to grow. Its sheer ability to absorb and break down entire loads of data is somewhat dwarfed by the level of speed in which it provides results. Using Big Data won’t mean waiting around long enough for the solution to your problem to become invalid – it allows you to find the information you need quickly, and act on it in time to make a difference.

Big Data answers the unanswerable…

Through detailed measurement of metrics and data followed by the application of analytics and the reporting of findings – using Big Data allows businesses to read and evaluate otherwise unanswerable questions regarding production, processes, or projections of your business. Being able to understand the positives and negatives of your business, as well as being able to form accurate projections based on current events, can allow businesses to dramatically improve themselves in anticipation for the future.

…and results in genuine improvements.

Due to the accuracy and reliability of Big Data, its effectiveness when implemented is significant. Whether used in production, distribution, logistics, analytics or otherwise, it can drastically affect a business through improving its current processes, all through detailed analysis and reporting of information. The benefits of Big Data mean that problems that may have otherwise been very difficult to tackle, or even worse – continued to go unnoticed – can be outlined and appropriately confronted with ease.

Big Data is easy once you know how to use it.

As long as you can find the right people who understand your business, its goals, and how to effectively implement it, then the results that Big Data analysis can produce far outweigh the time, effort and financial effort involved in applying it. Many businesses are reluctant to begin the process in fear that it may result in time wasted. However, if done right, the possibilities of the data that can be produced and the benefits that come with it are almost endless, and always worth it.

If you want to find out more, see our recent blogs on How Big Data Can Help Manufacturing Companies, as well as Big Myths About Big Data.

 

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I'm the Marketing Manager here at sales-i and being in marketing I obviously love crayons and of course I have a toy Chewbacca on my desk (fully equipped with the 'Maaaaaarh' noise! I have worked in the technology industry for over 7 years and have a good grasp on what's happening in the industry. I also enjoy* the technical side of software development. *The term 'enjoy' relates to the very few occasions where the techy side actually goes to plan, otherwise replace with the term 'gets frustrated'.

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