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Wrestling With Big Data?

Wrestling with Big Data? CompTIA Everybody's Doing It Organizations of all sizes and industries generate mountains of data. Until recently, however, managing that data and transforming it into a strategic resource was a secondary priority at most companies. CompTIA's 2nd Annual Big Data Insights and Opportunities study examines where firms stand with data management, how they feel about the "Big Data" phenomenon and what internal changes this trend is driving. While most businesses acknowledge the importance of data, many still struggle with managing the mass of information at their disposal. Net importance of data by firm size: 95% 20% 01 95% 90% 0.1,01,1,0,1,0,1l Fewer than 1 in 5 businesses report being exactly where they want to be in managing and using data Small Firms Medium Firms Large Firms Big Data Close to 8 in 10 executives either agree or strongly agree that "if we could harness all of our data, we'd be a much stronger business" Compared to last year, more 2012 businesses are familiar with 2013 the concept and impact of Big Data, hinting at new internal strategies and potential staffing decisions to come. 55% 76% From 2012-2013, Big Data familiarity levels jumped from 55% to 76% Companies' data management challenges are two-fold: unprepared employees and poor data strategy 00 O 52% 50% 29% 20% Only half of the firms who consider themselves ahead of the curve w/data feel that their staff has the right level of data management/analysis skills Degree of data silos (collections of data accumulating thought not tied to a cohesive plan) in businesses In order to tackle Big Data and grow with the trend, companies must advance from both a technical and employee engagement perspective 00 According to CompTIA research, businesses are planning on taking the following steps: 43% 27% 47% 66% 25% of firms plan to invest in training for current employees Head of Sales Head of Research show intent to hire new workers with data-specific expertise CEO LOB executives are becoming more involved in driving data initiatives Sources: http://www.comptia.org Moderate High Little to No

Wrestling With Big Data?

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