Big Data Insights from Microsoft

According to Microsoft’s Global Enterprise Big Data Trends: 2013 study of more than 280 IT decision-makers, the following trends emerged: Although the IT department (52 percent) is currently driving most of the demand for big data, customer care (41 percent), sales (26 percent), finance (23 percent) and marketing (23 percent) departments are increasingly driving demand. Seventeen percent of customers surveyed are in the early stages of researching big data solutions, whereas 13 percent have fully