I first spoke with Jill Dyché in March about her "Big data in big companies" research with Tom Davenport. They had interviewed a handful of organizations, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank and UnitedHealthcare.
They ended up speaking with executives from more than 20 companies about their big data initiatives. A few considered the information so critical to their competitiveness that they asked not to be named in the report (download the "Big data in big companies" report).
And while it’s fascinating to hear how UPS, Macys.com and GE are doing amazing things with big data, it’s important to keep in mind: Big data is not just for big companies. See how small-to-midsize businesses are exploring big data with visual analytics. And check out this Q&A to see how the Orlando Magic are analyzing big data to improve lineups, ticket sales and win games.
Also in the new issue:
- 10 facts about Hadoop.
- Finding value in the cloud.
- What does Telecom Italia see in data visualization?
Read sascom today -- and let us know your company's big data strategies.