CIO Leadership, Big Data

An open letter from Big Data to Enterprise IT

The Voice of Big Data -- on its past, present and future

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Hello, Enterprise IT. This is Data!

You may not have noticed, but I have found a new voice through the Journey Through Enterprise IT Services Blog. These past few weeks I’ve shared my life experience — starting with my origins and my gradual transformation to the world of brontobytes. I also openly share some of my deepest emotions. (By the way, did you know that I have a new master nowadays?) Believe it or not, my value has increased significantly recently, thanks to the idea of Infonomics. My series of letters ends with an outlook into my life in the future, where I understand that DNA might be my new abode.

Here is a brief synopsis of my letters. Do keep in touch!

  1. 1.       Realizing the big picture. 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.Ones and Zeroes
  2. 2.       Meeting my new master. 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 — click here to check out my new master!
  3. 3.       Have you checked your resume lately? Did you know that I have had a significant impact on your job descriptions, no matter what your role is within Enterprise IT? Time to update your resume?
  4. Big Data Security4.       Sure feels good to be secure. 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. 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 hadBig Data Valentine
  6. 6.       Most valuable asset. The introduction of Infonomics by Gartner VP, Research, Doug Laney, 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. That’s why I assert that the idea of Infonomics must really begin at home for it to be done right across enterprises.
  7. 7.       Signing off. In my last letter I speculate on my life ahead in DNA – yes – Deoxyribonucleic acid. You can just read how excited I am in this letter, 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!DNA Big Data

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.

Yours sincerely,

Big Data.

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June Manley 11 Points | Tue, 03/12/2013 - 23:02

Hi Nadhan,

Thanks for this informative blog series. You are absolutely on point to say that Big Data is an enterprise’s most valuable asset. The Nature article on storing digital data in DNA further amplifies how Big Data has “hit home.” It’s a hot topic not just for enterprise decision makers but also for anyone interested in technological and scientific innovation.



E.G. Nadhan 270 Points | Tue, 03/12/2013 - 23:17

Hi June,

Appreciate your comment.  Gartner VP, Research, Doug Laney's origination of the concept of Infonomics has laid the foundation for enterprises to take the first step of recognizing its most valuable asset.  This positions enterprises to take the right steps to realize their Return on information -- just like you have characterized in your post here:

Connect with Nadhan on: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Journey Blog.