HOPKINTON, MASS - December 12, 2013 -
EMC Corporation t oday released the findings of its global survey that asked thousands of IT decision makers from 50 countries for their perspective on the challenges and opportunities that Big Data and IT transformation – and related skills – can present to their companies. Over the last six months t his research polled more than 10,700 business and IT management and executives, technical architects, data scientists and storage/infrastructure managers from a range of industries who registered to attend their local EMC ® Forums .
Visit http://www.emc.com/campaign/global/forum2013/survey.htm for a closer look at the global and country-level survey results. Highlighted below are examples of countries and topics for which a strong divergence of views were revealed.
Companies continue to look to IT innovation in order to compete locally and on the global stage:
Big Data is giving rise to markedly improved decision making and is having a significant impact on companies' competitive differentiation and ability to avert risk.
Hélène Barnekow, Senior Vice President of World Wide Field & Partner Marketing, EMC Corporation
“We weren’t surprised to see that three-quarters of businesses see IT as key to meeting their goals in the next two years – after all, IT can help businesses find efficiencies in a challenging economic climate while providing a platform for innovation for products and customers. It was surprising however to see that one-third of businesses are not considering Big Data solutions – we expect this to change in the near-term as individuals and companies hear more about the transformative benefits that are achievable with Big Data analytics technology. The survey also reminds us that to realize the full benefits of IT Transformation, organizations must transform the technology layer while transforming the people and process layers.”
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com