Putting Information in the Right Hands
The most important element, as some have already said, is making sure regular users -- whether they're physicians, researchers, nurses, or accountants -- can access and use big data to do the analysis they want to do when and how they want to do it. It's critical to remove data scientists from the entire equation (yes, there's a role for them in super-complex scenarios, but not here). We all know how much easier and more satisfying it is to do a task ourselves. It also leads to more meaningful results and additional layers of usable information becoming available in a timelier fashion.
Giving users control over this data frees up IT to focus on what they want and need to do, as well.