Gartner Research

'Big Data' and Content Will Challenge IT Across the Board

Published: 15 February 2012

ID: G00231456

Analyst(s): Mark Beyer , David Cearley


The impact of "big data" is extremely broad, for both the business and information management and utilization. We discuss a diverse set of analytic impacts which affect some of the most sensitive IT initiatives in your organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Impacts


  • Impact: IT and business professionals integrating "big data" structured assets with content must increase their business requirement identification skills.
  • Impact: IT support teams will be tasked with supporting end-user-deployed big data solutions, and allocation of funding for support will be contentious.
  • Impact: Enterprise data warehouses will undergo major revisions to address big data, or face being decommissioned.
  • Impact: Business analysts using context-aware algorithmic analysis of big data must address the fidelity and contract aspects of extreme information management, or false analysis output could actually drive customers away.

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