We already know about Big Data and its ramifications for enabling better business decision making, but what’s really becoming a business game changer is the importance of Fast Data.
This is the emphasis on being able to process information as it comes in – in real time – so enterprises can be aware and take action immediately.
Accelerating operations in real time
One renowned German automaker has a firm focus on producing vehicles capable of reaching impressive speeds, but that philosophy didn’t always translate over to its operations.
The engines constructed by the marque are central to their high-performance reputation but in the past the way in which these were being tested was holding back efficiency, productivity and further development.
The company realised that being able to monitor the testing data in real-time could significantly speed up the process as real-time engine data could be instantly correlated with historical test data to recognise an issue as soon as it arises.
Now that the engine data is available immediately there is no need to wait for an hour-long test to be finished before analysing it and engineers can halt a test at any step in the procedure the minute it exhibits unusual behaviour. That’s led to more engine testing capacity each week, enabling engineers to focus on further refinement of the company’s high-performance engines.
Respond or relapse
This importance on being able to monitor and respond to business opportunities as they happen is quickly becoming the norm for high-performing organisations worldwide. A study of global companies by The Hackett Group found that 70 percent of leading firms had access to financial, customer, and supplier information in near real time or within one day.
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