Top 10 signs that management is clueless about big data

You see the term ‘Big Data’ everywhere and I am tired of it. I have seen people use it without understanding what it means. Here is my attempt to provide some comic relief to these frustrations with a ‘Top 10 list’. Here are the Top 10 signs that your management is clueless about big data

10. Consultants on the premises to grow the company’s data bigger
9. Data scientists are tested by asking them to sing A, B, C
8. On every floor you see just delivered PODS
7. They demand Amazon EC2 services to archive their Outlook emails
6. Their Google searches: “what is big data?
5. You see them playing golf in clusters
4. All the files and folders on the shared drives are rearranged to make them unstructured
3. They acquired rights of Dumbo
2. You don’t see any email replies because of the new no to sequel policy
1. They think Apache has released a new tool for Hadoop: Ebola

Top 10 signs that management is clueless about big data

About the Author

The author of Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook and an award winning keynote speaker, Ashutosh R. Nandeshwar is one of the few analytics professionals in the higher education industry who has developed analytical solutions for all stages of the student life cycle (from recruitment to giving). He enjoys speaking about the power of data, as well as ranting about data professionals who chase after “interesting” things. He earned his PhD/MS from West Virginia University and his BEng from Nagpur University, all in industrial engineering. Currently, he is leading the data science, reporting, and prospect development efforts at the University of Southern California.

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