The Big Data Journal

Hello, Enterprise IT.  This is Data.

I have been collecting my thoughts in my journal for the past few months now and have been recently writing letters to you (Enterprise IT) through my new-found voice in the Journey Through Enterprise IT Services Blog.  It is a series of letters on my experiences overall from varied perspectives over the years — starting with my origins and my gradual transformation to the world of brontobytes. But, you know what I am really excited about?  On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 12 noon Central, there is going to be a Twitter Chat on Big Data – Big Problems or Big Opportunities where various thought leaders are going to be talking about me! – Am I a problem or an opportunity?  I am hoping you can join and share your thoughts.

Letters from Big Data to Enterprise IT

Meanwhile, here is a brief synopsis of my letters.  I am hoping you take the time to read each one in detail and share your thoughts by commenting on this blog. 

  1. Meaningful Context. In this first letter in the series, I call out the value of context-specific assembly of different units to realize a meaningful picture citing other real-life examples.
  2. Introducing the CMO. I have had a series of masters, starting with Data Administrator leading up to the Data Scientist in recent times. But IDC’s Rich Vancil, Group VP of the Executive Advisory Group, and Kathleen Schaub Research VP and CMO Advisory Service, introduced me to someone I did not even know existed — the Chief Marketing Officer!
  3. Impact on job descriptions. Have you taken a look at your resume lately? Time to update it?
  4. Impact of Cyber Crime. Unfortunately, I am also one of the prime targets for cyber crime. In this letter, I share my thoughts on how you could take good care of me by protecting me. 
  5. Love is in the air. By the time it came to this letter in the series, it was Valentine’s Day 2013. Just wanted to share the various candidates I considered before zeroing in on my Valentine this year. Trust me, you had a lot to do with the fun I had!
  6. Introducing Infonomics. Gartner VP, Research, Doug Laney, originated the theory of Infonomics which has projected me to be the most valuable asset in the enterprise. And this is something that starts with the employees — a fertile breeding ground for our species. Infonomics must really begin at home for it to be done right across enterprises.
  7. Persistence in the DNA. In my last letter I speculate on my life ahead in DNA – yes – Deoxyribonucleic acid. I am looking forward to my continued existence through the writings of my favorite blogger, HP Distinguished Technologist, E.G.Nadhan. You wonder why? Well, I know that BigData is in his DNA. So there!

How about you? Could you share your experiences with me and my kin by commenting on this blog? Please feel free to let Nadhan know by connecting with him on: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Journey Blog.

And, see you on the #HPESChat Twitter Chat on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 12 noon Central.

Sincerely yours,

Big Data.