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CompTIA’s Big Data Insights and Opportunities study builds on prior big data research conducted by CompTIA. The study focuses on: ...

CompTIA’s Big Data Insights and Opportunities study builds on prior big data research conducted by CompTIA. The study focuses on:

Tracking changes in how businesses capture, store, manage and analyze data
Identifying key end user needs and challenges associated with data
Gauging familiarity and incidence rates for big data initiatives
Assessing IT channel partner perceptions of big data opportunities

The study consists of four sections, which can be viewed independently or together as chapters of a comprehensive report.

Section 1: Market Overview
Section 2: Bringing the Concept of Big Data into Focus
Section 3: Big Data and the Workforce Impact
Section 4: IT Channel Partner Perspectives of Big Data
 
This research was conducted in two parts:
Quantitative survey of 500 IT and business executives (aka end users)
Quantitative survey of 500 IT firms (aka IT channel)

The full report is available at no charge to CompTIA members. They can access the report by logging into the member area of CompTIA.org, or, by contacting us at research@comptia.org.

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  • 2nd Annual Big Data Insights & Opportunities Study
  • About this Research CompTIA’s Big Data Insights and Opportunities study builds on prior big data research conducted by CompTIA. The study focuses on: • Tracking changes in how businesses capture, store, manage and analyze data • Identifying key end user needs and challenges associated with data • Gauging familiarity and incidence rates for big data initiatives • Assessing IT channel partner perceptions of big data opportunities The study consists of four sections, which can be viewed independently or together as chapters of a comprehensive report. Section 1: Market Overview Section 2: Bringing the Concept of Big Data into Focus Section 3: Big Data and the Workforce Impact Section 4: IT Channel Partner Perspectives of Big Data This research was conducted in two parts: • Quantitative survey of 500 IT and business executives (aka end users) • Quantitative survey of 500 IT firms (aka IT channel) The full report is available at no charge to CompTIA members. They can access the report by logging into the member area of CompTIA.org, or, by contacting us at research@comptia.org. These charts represent an excerpt of key findings from CompTIA’s 2nd Annual Big Data Insights and Opportunities study.
  • 6% 31% 62% Data Already Critically Important to Businesses; Likely to Further Intensify Importance Today NET Unimportant Projected Importance in 2014 NET Important Neutral Very Important Important 6% 38% 55% NET Unimportant NET Important Neutral Very Important Important Source: CompTIA’s Big Data Insights & Opportunities study Base: 500 U.S. business and IT executives (aka end users)
  • Businesses Rank Data as One of Their Most Valuable Assets, Yet Many Struggle to Capitalize On It 22% 8% 7% 5% 4% 26% 19% 19% 20% 18% 53% 73% 74% 75% 78% "We have more data than we know what to do with" "Converting volumes of data into actionable intelligence has been a challenge" "We need much better real-time analysis of incoming data" "Data is one of my firm's greatest assets" "If we could harness all of our data, we'd be a much stronger business" NET Agree Neutral NET Disagree Source: CompTIA’s Big Data Insights & Opportunities study Base: 500 U.S. business and IT executives (aka end users)
  • Relatively Few Businesses Exactly Where They Want to Be in Managing/Using Data 1% 14% 47% 31% 6% 0% 6% 36% 39% 18% Not at all close Not that close Moderately close Very close Exactly where want to be in using data 2013 2012 Source: CompTIA’s Big Data Insights & Opportunities study Base: 500 U.S. business and IT executives (aka end users)
  • Familiarity with Big Data Concepts on the Rise 45% 55% 24% 76% Somewhat Familiar / Not That Familiar NET Familiar 2012 2013 Source: CompTIA’s Big Data Insights & Opportunities study Base: 500 U.S. business and IT executives (aka end users) 46% 55% 62% 83% Businesses Average or Lagging on Data Mgt. Businesses Ahead of the Curve on Data Mgt. 2013 2012 Change in Familiarity with Concept of Big Data Change in NET Familiarity Among Business Segments
  • Most Business Still Working to Improve Their Data Analysis Capabilities 30% 54% 16% Basic Level Intermediate Level Advanced Level Self-Assessed Capabilities with Data Analysis Matching data findings to business objectives Integrating data tools with existing data sets Understanding data needs of all business units Building appropriate skills in areas of data management/analysis Evaluating available tools for data management/analysis 57% of businesses report currently using some type of data analysis, data mining or business intelligence tools; another 36% plan to start using soon. Top 5 Challenges in Using Data Analysis Tools 1 2 3 4 5 Source: CompTIA’s Big Data Insights & Opportunities study Base: 500 U.S. business and IT executives (aka end users)
  • Silos Reduce Data Utility for Many Businesses Degree of Data Silos 29% 52% 20% High Degree of Data Silos Little or No Data Silos Moderate Degree of Data Silos  The data indicates an increase in the number of firms reporting a high degree of data silos (29% in 2013 vs. 16% in 2012).  Large companies report slightly higher degrees of data silos than medium-size or small companies.  Interestingly, respondents self-reporting their analytics capabilities as ‘advanced’ have the highest level of data silos, possibly an indication they are most self-aware of their data shortcomings. Source: CompTIA’s Big Data Insights & Opportunities study Base: 500 U.S. business and IT executives (aka end users)
  • Developing Worker Skills in the Areas of Data Management & Analysis Takes Time 71% 29% 50% 50% Staff are moderately or significantly deficient in data management/analysis skills Staff have the appropriate level of data management/analysis skills Businesses Ahead of the Curve with Data Businesses Average or Lagging with Data Source: CompTIA’s Big Data Insights & Opportunities study Base: 500 U.S. business and IT executives (aka end users)
  • IT Channel Partners Plan to Take Range of Actions to Position Themselves for Big Data Opportunities 17% 26% 37% 26% 24% 39% 37% 5% 39% 41% 45% 48% 50% 51% Nothing at this point – still waiting to see where the big data market is headed Hire staff with big data expertise Align with vendors that have big data expertise Look for local partners to team-up with on big data project proposals Invest in sales training to equip sales team with the expertise to sell big data solutions Invest in technical training to ensure technical staff are up to speed on big data technologies Investigate vendor partner programs for reseller opportunities 2013 2012 Source: CompTIA’s Big Data Insights & Opportunities study Base: 434 U.S. IT channel firms that currently or plan to offer big data services
  • comptia.org Want to know more? As the voice of the IT industry, CompTIA has hundreds of tools, market intelligence reports and business training programs to help IT organizations grow through education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy. Check it out at www.comptia.org. Want to know about our research on Big Data? Visit http://www.comptia.org/research/bigdata.aspx.