How IT Can Get the Most Out of Big Data

How IT Can Get the Most Out of Big Data

How IT Can Get the Most Out of Big DataHow IT Can Get the Most Out of Big Data

Many companies view big data as a strategic—even game-changing—technology development, and they’re looking for new ways to maximize the value of those efforts.

Major PlayerMajor Player

66% of the global big data professionals surveyed view big data as strategic and/or game-changing, while just 19% consider it experimental.

Continued FocusContinued Focus

97% said their organization plans to do as much—or more—with big data over the next three months.

Leadership AssessmentLeadership Assessment

57% of the respondents said the IT department is the primary driver for their big data projects, while 33% said business is the driver.

Cloud Is KeyCloud Is Key

53% said their company is using cloud solutions for big data deployments, and 27% of them house more than half of that data in the cloud.

Competitive EdgeCompetitive Edge

63% of organizations that deploy all their data in the cloud are receiving tangible value out of data efforts, but only 47% of businesses that don’t deploy data in the cloud get tangible value.

Service IssueService Issue

53% of the survey respondents said their company doesn’t have self-service access to big data.


57% of the respondents at organizations with self-service capabilities said they are achieving tangible value from big data, compared to 43% of those at businesses without self-service capabilities.

Winning CombinationWinning Combination

75% said their company plans to use business intelligence tools as part of their big data plan—up from 69% who said that in 2015.

Enhancement EffortEnhancement Effort

40% of the respondents said their organization intends to use big data to augment existing enterprise data warehouse initiatives.

Top Big Data Value-DriversTop Big Data Value-Drivers

Scaled-out use cases: 56%,
Revenue generation: 53%,
New applications: 49%,
Cost savings: 40%

Biggest Big Data ConcernsBiggest Big Data Concerns

Governance: 21%,
Security: 12%,
Accessibility: 4%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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