Building an Effective Big Data Organization

“The key to future success is to build an organization that can innovate with data,” said Rod Morris, former senior vice-president of marketing and operations at Opower, a cloud-services firm that supplies SaaS applications to the energy and utilities industries. “To disperse the data, democratize the tools and unleash the creativity of individual employees.”

Good organizational design and practices are essential for information systems success, but it is not enough. Having great technologies are also necessary for success, but they are insufficient. Having skilled personnel is key to success, but ...

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