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Big Data Planning: Start Slow, Let It Grow

5 Big Wishes For Big Data Deployments(click image for larger view and for slideshow)”It’s the start that stops most people,” a quotation widely attributed to anonymous, is one I keep in mind when struggling to get started on a project. Whether it’s researching a new car or motivating myself to play tennis again, the hardest step is often the first one.

“It’s the start that stops most people,” a quotation widely attributed to anonymous, is one I keep in mind when struggling to get started on a project. Whether it’s researching a new car or motivating myself to play tennis again, the hardest step is often the first one.
For enterprise IT, big data projects are a classic tough starter. Companies can get overwhelmed when they over plan and insist on sticking to a regimen. Big data doesn’t lend itself to step-by-step schemes and a predetermined finish line, according to Phil Simon, author of the book Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data.

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