June 18, 2012
The IT industry has a penchant for inventing new buzz words for topics that have been around for years in one form or another and perhaps Big Data is another example.
Yet just this week Capgemini announced the findings of a report (“The Deciding Factor: Big Data & Decision Making”) which showed that, in a study of over 600 C-Level execs, 9 out of 10 leaders believe data is as fundamental to their business as people and capital.
With the amount of data being generated reaching astronomical levels (and accelerating) buzz word or not, Big Data is a problem all business leaders need a strategy for.
Ever wondered just how much information is created? Domo produced an eye-opening infographic which you might be interested in.
June 12, 2012
According to a new survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (commissioned by IT consulting giant Capgemini), corporate executives are starting to figure out that big data matters and how to leverage it, even if they haven’t fully come around on the concept.
The surveyors questioned more than 600 C-level and other senior executives across the globe, finding that while they understand certain realities — such as the importance of valuable analysis versus sheer volume of data, and the increasing role of data to inform intuition — most respondents (55 percent) still don’t think their management teams view big data strategically enough.