8 reasons you’ll do big data this year

Over the past 12 months, I’ve been digging in the data trenches. OK, mostly I’ve been sitting next to the smarter people digging through the trenches and oversimplifying what they were doing in reports to management.

Very few IT projects are truly unique — and the ones that sound unique often fall into relatively predictable buckets. Lucky for you, I’ve decided to come up for air and share the top eight types of projects I’ve seen over the past 12 months.

1. Exploring the life of a deal

Companies that do e-commerce take for granted that you can hook up a few tools and know the close rate of users coming to the website, from sales to payment. But many companies deal with a lot more data sets than Web-to-close. Mainly those data sets originate from distributors and resellers.

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