Wearable technology is making big data even bigger. Generally, the term big data is used to describe the voluminous amount of data a company and its entities create. Some enterprises eschew big data analytics because filtering and loading information into databases requires a lot of time and a significant chunk of money. But with the advent of the wearable device and all of the useful business data it might generate, resource demand shouldn't deter data managers from finding ways to extract value.
This drab outlook on the future of data management might -- and should -- have CIOs worried. Several #CIOChatters discussed what can be done to ease data woes around wearable devices. Hint: It all starts with knowing what you do -- and don't -- need to analyze. But even that approach comes with its own data challenges:
Once CIOs and their designated data managers have a strong understanding of which wearable-device data adds value to their organization, IT must put certain management tools in place to help sift through that information. SearchCIO asked:
Tweet jammers suggested that, with the right infrastructure, data managers can extract business value and keep data obtained from wearable devices safe:
A3. More on reporting/tools: even today, badge access data is typically accessed only when there's a known breach. Not analyzed. #CIOChat— Peter Kretzman (@PeterKretzman) January 29, 2014
When it comes to security, companies need more than just top-of-the-line data security tools. Wearable technology is an entirely new facet of mobile technology that requires its own policies:
Finally, there are the data tools and infrastructure solutions you might not have considered:
A3- Voice-based interaction tools will be very important, esp. for cust service – existing call center tech could become obsolete #CIOChat— SearchCompliance.com (@ITCompliance) January 29, 2014
A3. I believe a permanent SAN on Mars is our only option for the big data associated with wearables. #CIOChat— Mark Griffin (@grifmon) January 29, 2014
To Mars we go! This tweet recap is part of our wearables-themed #CIOChat hosted by SearchCIO. For more recaps, or to get information about our next discussion, follow @SearchCIO on Twitter. SearchCIO would like to thank expert Simon Jones, managing director at OnPR, a technology public relations and analyst firm, and a blogger at WearableTechWatch, for joining us for this discussion.
This was first published in February 2014