Big Data no longer revolves around how to properly store complex data, but rather how to transform it into knowledge for business progress, Ben Kerschberg writes. He lists ways companies can learn and optimize Big Data -- by making inferences through advanced analytics, appointing C-level officers, examining supply chains in a global context and dealing with multidimensional data. Companies also need to employ a cloud-based supply chain management platform as "[t]he power of the cloud allows for the extraordinary processing power made possible by distributed computing," Kerschberg adds.

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