4.2.17 Big data challenges
The exponential growth of data continues as the number of things connected to the Internet increases. However, more data is not necessarily better if that data cannot be accessed, analysed, and applied in a usable manner. For data to be a true asset, it must be used effectively. In addition, using old, inaccurate data wastes time, resources, and money.
Managing this increased amount of data creates many challenges, including:
- bandwidth capacity on existing links connected to data centres
- privacy concerns for user data
- managing data for real-time communications
- selecting and analysing appropriate data.
Insights from Big Data will enhance customer engagement, improve operations, and identify new sources of value. However, the increasing demands of Big Data require new technologies and processes for data centers and data analysis.