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S'pore's big-data uptake slowed by 'short-termism'

Piecemeal initiatives result in poor adoption and outcomes among organisations: HDS

Published Sun, Dec 8, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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SHORT-TERM thinking, resulting in piecemeal big-data projects being rolled out, and an organisational culture that results in a lack of communication between departments, leading to information silos. These are some of the factors hindering the adoption of big data in Singapore.

In an interview with BizIT, Neville Vincent, senior VP and GM for Asia-Pacific at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), said Singapore companies dipping their toes in the use of big data tend to be hampered by "short-termism". This means having a near-term outlook for the deployment, and going for piecemeal projects that result in poor outcomes and internal buy-in, he explained.

Additionally, there is a lack of communication between departments with regard to the sharing of data internally. This is indicative of having a short-term view to utilising big data, he added. The lack of communication also leads to information silos internally, and this is another factor for poor rollouts or reluctance to emb…

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