Drilling down on data in 2014
Short Takes...on Analytics
A blog by Forrest Danson, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
It’s almost unimaginable that 90 percent of the world’s data was generated in the last two years–and the data explosion has just begun. As the volume,
Manipulating data for R&D breakthroughs
By making big data manipulation easier and less expensive, today's data discovery environments allow users at all levels of the business to interact with data. Discovery "sandboxes"–or simulated production environments–facilitate research and development. But do all organizations need such tools? While online businesses dealing with vast amounts of unstructured data can benefit, more traditional businesses should be wary of getting stuck in the data sandbox.
Interpreting data through visualization
Data visualization tools make data more understandable by hiding complexity, making it easier for users to interpret data in new ways. Some applications of visualization can get too creative, however. Visualization can go awry when it emphasizes visuals at the expense of
Extending data to products and services
From online software companies to industrial and manufacturing companies, the development of data products is big business. Whether it’s leveraging data from sensors or monetizing the organization's internal data assets, the trend of extending data to products and services is likely to continue. While productizing collected data is a valid strategy for some, using big data and analytics to inform internal decision-making may be the more practical approach for traditional enterprises over the coming year.
What trends do you see disrupting “data as usual” this year? For more on data and analytics trends, explore Deloitte’s interactive infographic, Analytics Trends 2014.