The majority of companies worldwide view big data as a strategic—even game-changing—technology development, and they’re looking for new ways to maximize the value of those efforts, according to a recent survey from AtScale. The accompanying “2016 Big Data Maturity Survey” report states that the cloud plays a major role in big data’s value for most organizations. In fact, findings reveal that companies that store all of their data in the cloud are reaping more business value out of that data than those that avoid the cloud entirely. In addition, too many businesses haven’t launched self-servicing capabilities—another big data value driver. To continue to make progress, the IT organization will need to work with business leaders to overcome obstacles in the form of governance, security and accessibility issues. By doing that, IT will help their company prosper through better scaled-out use cases, increased revenue, new applications and greater cost savings. More than 2,550 global big data professionals took part in the research.
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