The LASTING Software Big Data experience spans from pharmaceutical industry projects, to the business software and consultancy collaborations we are part of. Digital data is our field of action.
While auditing companies and being part of the preliminary consultancy stage, one can notice in time how the needs and requirements of each partner vary, even if the ultimate goals bring us all together. Staying ahead of the competition, getting a firm grasp on the industrial revolution phenomenon and keeping or making their organizations successful are all common traits for companies, even for industries.
Reaching these goals allows for a wide range of software solutions to come into play. The best solution for you is the one that provides the most suitable, actionable answer to your current needs. Being scalable is a big extra, because what you invest in now will also deliver tomorrow, the next year or in 5 years. Provided you specify this in the consultancy & design phase, a sustainable software solution should always be an integrated scope.
On this line, we ran into an article that deconstructs the Big Data needs – and we want to share a few ideas out of it with you.
Operational data, a preliminary step to Big Data
While Big Data involves a great deal of external data purchasing, operational data is internal. The ReadWrite article that caught our attention underlines the importance of harnessing this type of data, before making the leap for Big Data.
“Mining data for actionable information requires attentive management, accurate analysis, and continuous adjustment, and buying software and raw data doesn’t provide companies with the skills necessary to master these processes overnight”.
In other words, the companies that are new to this need guidance. So do those that have reached the conclusion that something needs to change for the better in the way they do things.
This, as well as trying your hand at the data game by processing operational data, could both use the right partnerships.
The consultants in this field put their know-how and experience at your disposal. Once you successfully deploy operational data solutions, it may be time for big data, or not. Often the optimal solution combines both of the types of data. It all depends on the specifics of your activity.
The smaller-scale solutions for digital data, between creativity and customization
Let’s say your organization has a certain operational need. The answer takes the shape of a potential project. Creativity points out a certain type of solution, perhaps even a completely innovative one. When further going into the matter, some aspects become limited by technical elements. You customize down, so to say. What you imagined at a first glance can change. It happens, once confronted with budgeting, resources, compatibility, and project duration or other reasonable expectations.
When done in-house, this stage can be too harsh, or in some cases, not harsh enough. Both are dangerous, because instead of getting things done the right way, you would either settle for a more limited solution, or delay the problem solving by chasing a less realistic projection. By partnering with a software solutions company, you can test these “could be”-s against a backdrop of hands-on experience, industry know how and updated knowledge in the software solutions field.
The second stage of customization can take place when already having a certain skilled software partner. Your operational need can prove one that is familiar across your industry or field. Then the answer to it need not start from scratch. Building upon an already validated solution involves customizing up and the team creates and/or activates new features. Cost-saving and faster, this way of getting a personalized solution is perhaps the most frequent nowadays.
Contact LASTING Software, let’s talk about this and see where it takes us! We are here for your projects!