Big data was the big theme when we asked experts both within and outside of Oracle to tell us about top trends for 2013. And it’s no wonder. Executives everywhere are struggling with how to turn big data into big opportunities.
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So while the term “data warehouse” itself might still endure, the demands of today’s always-on global economy have shattered that old-fashioned metaphor of a limited-access and static warehouse and have inspired leading companies to think instead of relentlessly enriching their data, accelerating it, manipulating it, and ensuring it gets into the hands of as many relevant people as possible. —By Bob Evans
Independent agents such as event-driven architectures and self-learning machines consume information about us and formulate their own hypotheses. This evolution of technology has already begun. —By Christopher Sowa
As organizations seek to manage the sheer volume of data being generated, they should ensure they are protecting themselves from the risks that data dependency and systems integration can bring. —By Paul Vallée
As big data comes of age, we will see a shift to a new normal. Three strategies can help organizations transform their big data initiative into an enabler of continuous competitive advantage. —By Yashpaul Singh Dogra
The training of employees is increasingly being taken over by online learning management systems. Five characteristics of these systems define best practices and lead to the best results. —By Denise Pirrotti Hummel
Healthcare reform is challenging the way healthcare companies provide patient care. Creating successful strategies around mobile health models and devices is an important part of the solution. —By Reid Oakes and Chequeta Allen
Leveraging the vast amounts of data in the hybrid data ecosystem can transform the operational and industrial landscape. Three important factors determine the success of a big data initiative in operations. —By Harshad Khatri
The demands on financial institutions are two-fold: increase transparency, and do more with less. Modernizing IT systems and creating centralized platforms can help meet both demands. —By Maneesh Chhabra