How big data gone bad could cost you your job

The number of CEOs ready to fire those behind a failing big-data project says a lot about the growing importance of data analytics, according to a new study.

Expectations for big-data projects are running high, but so is the price of failure. A quarter of CEOs say they would fire a CIO or CTO over a botched initiative. The severe consequences of failure may because so many businesses leaders have now bought into the idea that exploiting data is important. About eight out of 10 C-level executives see data analytics-based business growth as their top priority over the next 12 months, according to new research from software firm Actian, formerly Ingres.

Author: Toby Wolpe

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