By Karl W. Palachuk, IT Consultant
In the super fast-paced world of technology, it can be hard to be in “the right place at the right time” to catch a trend and capitalize on it. Well, if you’re an IT service provider today, this is the right place and the right time! The hottest trend today is Big Data. And the people best placed to make use of that data are service providers who monitor and manage resources.
We have a tendency in this industry to say that all things old are new again. We do something a certain way, it evolves, and suddenly there’s a name for something we’ve been doing for a long time. For example, many of us built virtual machines and sold hosted solutions before they were called “the cloud.”
Why are we so well poised to take advantage of the evolution of Big Data? It’s a combination of factors inside your business, inside your clients’ businesses and the overall business relationship with your clients. When you put these things together, the result is that Big Data provides some very practical benefits to you and your clients.