Tony Poulos and Alex Leslie catch up on the subject of Big Data. In a recent post, Fifth Quadrant found that only 12 percent of Big Data initiatives are highly successful. Over half fail. The critical success factor is sponsorship from the very top of the organisation.
The discussion focuses on whether telcos are approaching this issue in the right way. A recent TM Forum conference on the subject provided examples of limited success, and the initiatives coming from within the organisation. Only then did they begin to gain traction. Will these initiatives ultimately succeed or fail?