Big Data

IDC - Laying the Foundation for Successful Business Analytics Solution Deployments: The Critical Role of Hardware Infrastructure

Date Added: Apr 2014
Format: PDF

This IDC paper discusses the critical role of hardware infrastructure in business analytics deployments, citing best practices, the IDC's decision framework, and four client case studies - Wellpoint, Vestas, AXTEL, and Miami-Dade County. IDC's recommendation is that "infrastructure cannot — and should not — be an afterthought". Hardware infrastructure and software requirements must be determined in parallel to maximize the success of business analytics projects.