After passing through the "buzzword" and "fifteen minutes of fame" stages, Big Data is starting to deliver on its promise by showing genuine benefit in the organization. We reported on the definitions, strategies, challenges and initiatives surrounding Big Data in November 2012, and we are now circling around to take a closer look at the costs involved.
As we indicated at that time, Gartner predicted that Big Data would be worth $34 billion (U.S. dollars) in worldwide spending in 2013, so we'd like to see where that money is going. Our goal is to demonstrate how and where investments in Big Data are being directed and if they're paying off as expected. With that in mind, we'd like to get your input on how your company has pursued the lure of Big Data and whether the steak has been worth the sizzle.
Please take the short TechRepublic Big Data Survey and let us know how your company is using Big Data. Survey participants will be given the option to receive a free copy of the published report.
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