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Big data challenges: impact, potential responses and research needs

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  • Daniel Bachlechner
    Daniel BachlechnerFraunhofer ISIGermany
  • Timo Leimbach
Although reports on big data success stories have been accumulating in the media, most organizations dealing with high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets still face challenges. Only a thorough understanding of these challenges puts organizations into a position in which they can make an informed decision for or against big data, and, if the decision is positive, overcome the challenges smoothly. The combination of a series of interviews with leading experts from enterprises, associations and research institutions, and focused literature reviews allowed not only identifying and describing eight key challenges but also characterizing their impact, outlining potential responses to them and proposing directions for future research. The challenges faced were found to be not only technological in nature. Organizational and people-related matters as well as the legislative framework are also relevant. For large enterprises and startups specialized in big data, it is typically easier to overcome the challenges than it is for other enterprises and public administration bodies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (EmergiTech)
Number of pages8
PublisherIEEE
Publication year10 Nov 2016
Pages257-264
ISBN (print)978-1-5090-0706-6
ISBN (electronic)978-1-5090-0706-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Nov 2016
Event IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies - , Mauritius

Conference

Conference IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies
Nummer2016
LocationBalaclava Mauritius
LandMauritius
Periode03/08/201606/08/2016

    Keywords

  • big data; , challenges, interviews, impact, responses, research needs

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