Big data seems like a complex, complicated and potentially expensive investment that leaves many executives pondering whether they should jump aboard this latest and greatest analytics boom or wait for the next big thing in IT, FCW reports.

Bill Franks, author of "Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave" and chief analytics officer at Teradata, believes that public- and private-sector organizations that capitalize on big data in the technology's infancy will seize an early competitive advantage. Those that wait for answers to early questions about big data -- and there are many -- will almost certainly lag behind early adopters in formulating...

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