Journey through Enterprise IT Services
In Journey through Enterprise IT Services, Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist, explores the IT Services industry, and discusses technology trends in simplified terms.

Analyze This: Big Data is insurance against losing a competitive edge

“Data is key to what we do,” says Barry Ralston, Assistant VP of Data Management at Infinity Insurance in his interview with Dana Gardner. Infinity, a billion-dollar property and casualty company, works with large volumes of data about customers, policies, payments, and etc. To retain a competitive edge in their industry sector, enterprises must proactively apply complex analytical techniques on data that matters. And they must do this quickly. This will protect them against unforeseen market downturns, such as consumers insuring themselves against unexpected calamities. So, where can enterprises get this insurance (of sorts) against the possibility of losing their competitive edge? Ralston's detailed explanation of Infinity’s solution suggests that the answer might be staring at us in the face — Hello Big Data! Let’s see how.

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