Scott Koegler

Scott Koegler

Scott Koegler is Executive Editor for Big Data & Analytics Tech Brief

What Happens to Big Data Projects  

Big data is fast gaining momentum, and so are the big data projects. Companies are increasing in size and ambition. However, the rising number of big data projects does not mean that they all succeed. Gartner estimates that the number of big data projects that fail is about 60 percent in 2016. In 2017, Gartner revised the number of big data projects that fail to be about 85 percent, which was even higher than the rate stated before. Nothing has changed since then. Even in 2021, the rate of failure still ranges at around 80 percent. Here are some of the reasons why big data projects fail.

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Data Analytics Trends For Employees  

2021 is challenging yet another exciting year for human resource management. Like last year, we continue to see the critical nature of data and data-driven HR in maintaining day-to-day operations in organizations in the COVID-19 era. While last year might have been interesting, experts warn that you will see even exciting trends this year. The good news is that these trends create amazing technologies for small businesses, individuals, and startups, that were never there before. According to the Gartner report of October 2020, big data analytics will help organizations plan ahead and make critical decisions urgently to deal with the pandemic and its effects. Here are other trends that you need to pay attention to in 2021.

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Big Data Pandemic Help  

As the world continues battling the COVID-19 pandemic, getting the right data needed to fight this disease is a matter of life and death. Governments and responsible agencies are running against time to find the source of information that will help them trace the potentially infected persons and their contacts. However, with a large amount of information from different sources every day, it is hard to determine which is correct from what is not. This is where big data come into place. Big data gives governments insights that allow them to take preventive action against the pandemic. Here is how big data is helping governments and other agencies in the fight against COVID-19.

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