Business intelligence is the buzzword making the rounds in corporate circles. To achieve said intelligence, algorithms and predictive analytics are employed, and for that big data is a prerequisite.
In this day and age, where literally everything is measured and monitored, there are vast quantities of data generated which can be used in many beneficial ways. The difficulty arises not only in deciding how to analyse the data for useful insights, but rather how to protect the information. The data dealt with could be sensitive and cause problems for companies if unwittingly divulged.
Author: Steve Jones