Storage Slideshow: The Big Data ConundrumBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 11-09-2010
The Big Data Conundrum
56 percent of respondents say they feel overwhelmed by the amount of data their enterprise manages.
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One in three respondents want even more sources of data, despite their feelings of being overwhelmed by it.
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61 percent of respondents feel big data will fundamentally change the way their business works.
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62 percent of respondents say they're frequently interrupted by irrelevant incoming data.
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43 percent of respondents say they're dissatisfied with the current tools they use to filter out irrelevant data.
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46 percent of respondents say they've made an inaccurate business decision as a result of bad or outdated data.
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One in three respondents report that they "can't find the right people with the right data."
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61 percent of survey participants say they want to access data faster than they currently can.
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Sources (percent respondents)E-mail (72 percent)Word documents (46 percent)Spreadsheets (36 percent)Customer databases (33 percent)Presentations (21 percent)Web portals/corporation sites (20 percent)Instant messages (13 percent)
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Culprits (percent respondents)Management (28 percent)Customers (23 percent)Peers (18 percent)Vendors (13 percent)Members of the public (12 percent)
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Top investments to manage big data (percent respondents)Security (78 percent)CRM (67 percent)Finance systems (64 percent)ERP (63 percent)Mobile solutions/tools (61 percent)