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Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures

Doug Henshen for InformationWeek discussing the results of Infochimps’s survey “CIOs & Big Data: What Your IT Team Wants You to Know”:

What business problem are you trying to solve? If you could tell your IT employees what it is, they’d have a much better crack at big data success.


“Inaccurate scope” is cited by 58% as the top reason that big data IT projects fail. “Too many big data projects are structured like boil-the-ocean experiments”, Infochimps’ CEO, Jim Kaskade, told InformationWeek.

Some call these vague and unrealistic expectations the “trough of disillusionment.

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