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Nov 2015 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 259835

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Big Data and Analytics 2016 Predictions

Authors: Dan Vesset, Carl W. Olofson, Ashish Nadkarni, Ali Zaidi, Brian McDonough, David Schubmehl, Stewart Bond, Shintaro Kusachi, Qiao Li, Philip Carnelley


This IDC study offers IDC analysts' collective advice to IT and business decision makers to consider in their planning for big data and analytics (BDA) initiatives. The study also describes the key drivers affecting IT and business decision makers as they develop or revise their long-term BDA strategy and create plans for 2016 resource allocation. In this study, the global team of IDC analysts presents the top 10 predictions affecting the big data and analytics initiatives. Each BDA prediction is assessed on the basis of its complexity, organizational impact, and time frame to expected mainstream adoption.

"Big data and analytics solutions present a potential for significant business value," says Dan Vesset, program VP, Business Analytics and Big Data. "Organizations that are able to take advantage of the most important trends will be prepared to reap new benefits and overcome challenges provided by big data and analytics solutions."


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