In contrast to a number of recent reports that many Big Data projects fail to deliver, Intel IT’s 2014-2015 Annual Business Review states that Intel's Information Technology Group (IT) has generated $351 million dollars of value to Intel through the use of Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI), and Analytic tools. That is a remarkably large number. Intel CIO Kim Stevenson talks more about the Annual Performance report in this interview with the Wall Street Journal.
How has Intel IT managed to generate that much value? Over the next few months, I am going to be blogging about some of the ways that Intel uses analytics and how Intel IT looks to provide analytics in the future. I’ll talk about some Big Data/Analytics use cases, as well as some of our methods and techniques for maintaining our analytics infrastructure. Among the use cases is an extension of my data de-identification work into Big Data. I’ll also talk about some of the challenges that Intel IT has encountered on our Big Data and analytics path, how we solved those, and the issues that we still face.