The volume of data being processed in German companies is skyrocketing. On average, IT decision-makers anticipate an increase of more than 40% over the next two years, as a recent study commissioned by BT Germany has revealed. IT managers have recognised the strategic relevance of “Big Data” and are expecting considerable impacts on corporate IT. They see an urgent need for action, particularly regarding network bandwidth, servers and storage infrastructures.
The results of the survey “Data explosion in corporate IT” show that “Big Data” has long since ceased to be purely a buzzword. In fact, a quarter of the decision-makers surveyed predict that data volumes in their companies will rise by more than 60% by the end of 2014, with the average of all respondents anticipating a growth of no less than 42%. Just over half of the companies surveyed are already dealing with the challenges and opportunities of “Big Data”, while a further quarter are planning to tackle the subject going forward. However, only eight per cent of companies have already integrated corresponding solutions into their processes.