Courtesy of Information Weeks, Eric Lundquist, Gartner has outlined its Top 10 IT Trends at the annual Gartner Symposium that was held last month. Gartner analyst, David Cearley was the keynote speaker on this subject and provided some interesting insight on the topic. Item number 6 was an interesting discussion topic regarding “Strategic Big Data.” Big Data is a relatively new topic of discussion in 2012 and will prove to be an immense opportunity for forward thinking marketers in the near future. According to IBM we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day and 90% of big data has been created in the last two years alone.* Social media sites, digital pictures, videos, cell phones etc. are all common sources of this immense data. The need to hire qualified candidates to decipher and organize this data will grow tremendously in the next few years. Gartner estimates 4.4 million IT jobs globally will be created to meet the demand of new big-data undertakings.*
To read all of Gartner’s Top 10 IT trends visit the Information Week article here.