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Ovum's 2016–17 ICT Enterprise Insights survey shows that centralizing data repositories is telco CIOs' top priority for big data and analytics for the next 18 months. However, in isolation, centralized data repositories are not going to deliver the benefits telcos expect.


  • To achieve their business objections, telcos need a centralized data repository.
  • But telcos must look beyond centralizing and analyzing data; managing metadata is equally critical.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides insights into telcos' top priorities for big data and analytics for the next 18 months.
  • Highlights the benefits telcos will gain from having well-structured metadata systems.

Key questions answered

  • Why do telcos need to consider metadata when executing on their big data strategies?
  • What role do vendors need to play in helping telcos manage their metadata structures?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • A centralized data repository is core to telcos' business objectives
  • Telcos must look beyond centralizing and analyzing data; managing metadata is equally critical
  • Vendors must seize this opportunity


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