When participants were asked, “what are the greatest challenges to capitalizing on Big Data?” the top four responses were:

  • Getting business units to share information across organizational silos
  • Being able to handle the large volume, velocity and variety of Big Data
  • Determining what data (both structured and unstructured, and internal and external) to use for different business decisions
  • Building high levels of trust between the data scientists who present insights on Big Data and the functional managers
  • Finding and hiring data scientists who can manage large amounts of structured and unstructured data and create insights