Critical Analysis and the Impact of Big Data within the Organisation

Tefo Sekgweleo, Phathutshedzo Makovhololo, Modikwa Luwi Makovhololo


Currently in the advancement of big data, the challenges for many organisations are not technologically related. The biggest barrier relates to cultural challenges which include organizational alignment, resistance or lack of understanding as well as change management. As a result, many organizations are purely not ready to take advantage of this new strategic resource called big data. Therefore, big data acceptance compels addressing the above mentioned challenges that falls within the domains of technology, people as well as organization. Thus, this study employed diffusion of innovation theory to assess the cultural challenges in an organization. The interpretivist approach was applied in the analysis of the data.

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