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Majority of firms investing in big data

Research published by IT industry analyst Gartner has revealed the extent to which businesses across the globe are embracing the growth of big data.

According to the organisation’s findings, 73 per cent of companies responding to a recent survey stated they plan to invest in increased big data capabilities over the coming 24 months.

As a result, firms are also examining the need for improved data recovery systems, as the wealth of information that makes big data such a boon to businesses can present serious risks to business continuity if lost.

Lisa Kart, research director at Gartner, commented: “Big data can help address a wide range of business problems … and for the third year in our study, both enhancing the customer experience and improving process efficiency are the top areas to address.”

Overall, just eight per cent of businesses stated in 2013 they had current big data projects in motion, but, in 2014, this figure has risen to 13 per cent and from the results highlighted above, it appears many more schemes soon will be.

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From:: http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/company/press-room/data-recovery-news/majority-of-firms-investing-in-big-data384.aspx

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