Big Data Helping Enterprise Decision-Making

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 02-13-2014 Email

EMC Corporation's "2013 Transforming IT" study finds that big data is giving rise to markedly improved corporate decision-making. It is also having an impact on a company's ability to differentiate itself competitively and to avert risk. The EMC study found better business processes, innovating products and solutions, and enhancing customer experience to be the top three drivers transforming IT systems and infrastructure. "We weren't surprised to see three-quarters of businesses see IT is key to meeting their goals in the next two years," says Helene Barnekow, a senior vice president at EMC. "It was surprising, however, to see that one-third of businesses are not considering big data solutions—we expect this to change in the near-term as individuals and companies hear more about the transformative benefits that are achievable with big data analytics technology." The survey includes responses from 10,700 business and IT management and executives, technical architects, data scientists, and storage and infrastructure managers from a range of industries in 50 countries. For the full report, click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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