Extract from Doug Austin’s article “Don’t Get Buried Alive This Halloween!”
Sunday is Halloween and it’s a great time for a post with a scary theme. For those who read this blog, it may not be ghosts, goblins, werewolves, witches and zombies that are scary – it may be something even more real and terrifying:
The fear of being buried alive!
Buried alive by data, that is.
More Big Data Stats
Last year on this blog, I discussed the enormous growth of “Big data”, which is the term used to describe the large volume and variety of data – both structured and unstructured – that overloads a business on a day-to-day basis. I provided a few eye-opening stats then – but that was last year! Here are a few more stats to give you a sense of the magnitude of the “Big data” challenge within organizations:
- 95% of businesses cite the need to manage unstructured data as a problem for their business.