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How Can Big Data Be Used For Business?

By Staff Reporter , Mar 30, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

Every business organization, regardless of its size, requires valuable data and insights. When it comes to an understanding of the target audience and client's preferences, big data plays a crucial role. Even it helps to get ahead of your needs. The appropriate data requires it to be presented effectively and analyzed correctly. Also, it supports a business organization to achieve more of their goals and objectives.

The Harvard Business Review reveals that 99% of businesses, when surveyed, reported that they seek to deploy big data analytics and AI in the upcoming future. According to Forbes in 2019, 95% of the organizations also require to manage their unstructured data. 

Big data analytics is done by using advanced software systems. It allows businesses to reduce analytics time to make quick decisions. The modern big data analytics systems enable speedy and efficient analytical procedures. The ability to work faster and achieve agility provides a competitive advantage to businesses. Businesses enjoy a low cost by using significant data analytics software.

Business enterprises have invested in big data analytics, and they benefited too. In this post, we will provide you more insight into utilizing big data for business. Keep reading on.

How Big Data Offers Competitive Advantages?

Utilizing big data has been essential for several leading companies to beat their competitors. In many industries, new competitors and established competitors use data-driven tactics to compete with their counterparts and innovate in the marketplace. 

According to experts, big data is capable of creating numerous new growth opportunities. It can even give rise to a new type of businesses like the ones that analyze and aggregate the industry data. Most organizations sit in the middle of the massive information flows regarding product and services, buyers and suppliers, consumer desires and preferences, and more. Thus, companies must start building their significant data capabilities. 

Moreover, to the broad scale of big data, the high frequency and real-time nature of data are essential. For example, the knack to predict metrics including consumer loyalty was previously handled altogether. But, with big data, such practices are being used on a full scale. It adds to the power of prediction. In the same way, the high frequency also enables businesses to test theories in real-time. 

Apart from all these general benefits, big data assist business organizations in several different ways. At present big data has been used in both the public and private sectors. Here are seven points that discuss the importance of big data in business. 

    1.   Data Safety

With the increase in the volume of online transactions, the number of frauds has also shown a steady rise too. From malware attacks to less advanced but equally harmful social engineering attacks, hackers have brought down businesses both online and offline. Losing clients' data in attack can damage your business reputation besides the financial losses that have occurred.

Big data allows the business to implement software that increases the protection of sensitive information by using a variety of technologies, including automation, machine learning engines, natural language processing, speech recognition, and video recognition.

Big data tools allow planning the entire data landscape across the company. It will enable determining all kinds of internal threats that risk the customers' data. With this, you can secure all the essential data and information. All the data is protected in an inappropriate manner and is kept as per the regulatory requirements. 

    2.   Customer Service and Maintenance

We've already seen how chatbots have been popular as a means for a business to provide top-level customer service without any budget, traditional time, and staffing issues. Apart from the chatbots, another way big data can improve your customer's satisfaction is by serving as a guide to assist while designing the client-responsive products and services.

With the appropriate dataset, you can analyze and infer the features that your customers need the most and which ones you need to remove. Previously the data was collected from polls, surveys, or tracking technologies, but, today the analytics software can efficiently conduct research and derive valuable insights at a deep level that might be impossible or too costly for humans to achieve. 

    3.   Re-Make Products

Big data is among the best ways to collect and use feedback. It helps in understanding how customers perceive your products and services. Hence, you're capable of making the necessary changes and renewing your products. By analyzing the unstructured social media test, you get to know the general feedback from your customers. Also, you can break the input in different geographical locations and demographic groups. 

Furthermore, big data allows you to test variations of high-end computer-aided designs within seconds. For example, you can collect information regarding lead times, material affecting costs, performance, and much more. Also, big data allows increasing both the efficiency and productivity of different production processes. 

    4.   Conduct Risk Analysis

Certain economic and social factors play a pivotal role in determining the success of your business. As big data leads to predictive analysis, it allows you to examine and to scan the social media feeds and newspaper reports. Therefore, you can permanently keep up with speed on the latest trends and developments within the industry.

    5.   Communication With Clients

Nowadays, clients are not just smart but witty too and understand their priorities well. Before they buy anything, they look around your competitors and compare different options. They talk to businesses via social media channels and ask for special treatment. Most clients want to be appreciated for purchasing products from a company.

Big data let the business organization profile such customers in a far-reaching manner. With this, a business can engage in a real-time conversation with their clients. It is crucial because you need to treat the clients in a way they want.

One such example of it is of a customer who is entering a bank. Upon entrance, the clerk might use big data tactics to check their profile in real-time. The clerk can learn regarding their clients' desires and preferences. It allows them to advise relevant products and services to the customers.

Moreover, big data plays a vital role in combining digital and physical shopping spheres. An online seller can easily suggest some offers on the mobile carrier. It can be done based on a buyer inclined towards increased social media usage.

    6.   Generate More Revenues

Big data provides insights after analyzing the buying and selling patterns. But, this data is equally valuable to you and for other parties too. You can retail the non-personalized data to big industries of the same sector and can make revenue from it.

    7.   Human Resources

As human resources management is best served by having a team of humans to make the final decision, the personnel data analytics can be a significantly helpful tool for the HR department in any firm. The method of classifying resume keywords to job descriptions to shortlist candidates is no longer a difficult task, and all credit goes to big data.

The data-driven AI programs can quickly assess backgrounds, education, experience, skills, certifications, social media activity, and other metrics to sort the best candidate for a position. The quality of such staff is reflected in the efficiency and profitability of the business.

Endnotes

Without any doubt, big data continues to play an essential role in various industries all across the globe. It can do great wonders for a business organization. To gain more advantages, it is vital to train employees about big data management because only then your business can be more productive.

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