Topic: what is big data?

e-Book: Using Big Data Analytics in the Enterprise

This book is written from the perspective of big data implementation. It defines big data, and then gets busy with practical considerations in its deployment and use. An excellent resource for the CIO who wants to not just understand the promise of big data but also implement it to create business value. (400 Pages)

Case Study – Big Data

This presentation introduces big data – what is it and why is it important – in the context of a real life enterprise implementation. Excellent read!

Big Data Primer

This document provides an overview of big data, and discusses implementation considerations for its adoption in the enterprise. An excellent guide for the CIO who is about to embark on the big data journey and she who is already neck deep but wants to get a better perspective. Excellent Read!

What is Big Data?

An excellent introduction to big data from an implementation perspective. Great discussion for the CIO!

Introduction to Big Data

This quick introduction to big data provides answers to three simple questions: what is big data? why use big data? how to use big data to create business value? This is a good starting point to your big data journey.

Big Data – Little IT

This paper discusses the observed and best practices of data storage in both enterprise and small storage environments.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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