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The volume, velocity and variety of big data can be overwhelming to IT organizations and their leaders. Gartner predicts that by 2015, big data demand will reach 4.4 million jobs. While this provides many opportunities to collect, manage and deploy data, a well thought out strategy is needed. This special report on big data offers insight into the market trends, new approaches and external factors impacting how organizations use information to drive business value.
30 November 2012
Our 2013 predictions regarding big data and information infrastructure describe how the big data phenomenon will impact organizations, resources and information infrastructure. Given the importance of future changes, organizations will need to adapt and plan ahead.
7 February 2013
Gartner survey results indicate that leading organizations are adding big data to their data warehouse and data integration infrastructure. IT leaders and information managers must plan to address big data in their integration infrastructure and warehouse.
28 February 2013
The logical data warehouse has already emerged among leading warehouse practitioners. Analytics leaders must therefore learn to embrace it or risk rising information management costs for analytics and reduced business value.
25 June 2012
Business analytics is CFOs' top technology investment priority, the 2012 Gartner Financial Executives International Technology Study shows. We discuss how business analytics and corporate performance management applications are prioritized by CFOs, whose technology investment role is growing.
8 August 2012
Big data has the potential to inform instructional practice and lead to improved student outcomes. Current and emerging solutions are facilitating the translation of data into applicable instructional information.
15 August 2012
Banks' big data initiatives are in their infancy. To mature, these initiatives must be brought under the banks' data governance practices. Data governance policies must be re-engineered to meet the new data requirements.
31 October 2012
Leading decision makers in healthcare targeting strategic excellence through big data analytics are emerging as a robust market for technology providers. As government incentives amplify investments, providers that invest in early wins will propel future successes in this market.
16 October 2012
Big data is a popular but confusing term. In this research collection, Gartner summarizes essential research on the business drivers, industry dynamics, market trends, use cases, roles and technologies behind this growing phenomenon.
22 January 2013
Companies worry they are behind their peers in adopting big data technologies. Interest in big data initiatives grows as fast as the big data hype. Organizations have no shortage of ideas, but knowing which to pursue is difficult. This guidance gives a framework for evaluating big data initiatives.
3 October 2012
Infonomics is the discipline of asserting economic significance to information. It provides the framework for businesses to value, manage and wield information as a real asset. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)
5 March 2013
There is a delicate balance between the benefits that big data analytics bring, and the ethical and privacy risks they pose. Information leaders should initiate an internal debate on the limitations of big data analytics and guidelines to avoid public embarrassment, mistrust and liability.