Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers Abound in Big Data and Analytics

Unlocking the incredible wealth of information that big data holds offers a level of actionable business intelligence never available before. Big data is not anywhere close to being fully utilized, meaning many opportunities exist for diverse suppliers.
- By Karen White

Gartner, one of the most knowledgeable and prestigious information technology research and advisory companies in the world, put this statement on their website: “Through 2015, 85 percent of Fortune 500 organizations will be unable to exploit big data for competitive advantage.” If the multinational companies have not yet grasped how to use big data to its full advantage, it is safe to say that most middle- to small-size companies have not either.

The opportunities for diverse suppliers to grow tech consulting businesses and for corporations to drive supplier diversity through analytics are enormous. Big data and analytics can help companies improve their competitive advantage an...

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