Symantec Pacific Predictions for 2014

Press Release – Symantec 1. The Big Data Bang is here: As social media and mobile devices proliferate, were in the midst of an information explosion. Every minute, we create, store and access complex data at an unprecedented scale; in fact 90 percent of the worlds data …Symantec Pacific Predictions for 2014 1. The Big Data Bang is here: As social media and mobile devices proliferate, we’re in the midst of an information explosion. Every minute, we create, store and access complex data at an unprecedented scale; in fact 90 percent of the world’s data was created in the last two years. Many companies project that their information will grow at an incredible 60 percent to 70 percent within one year. This free flow of data has created immense opportunities. But it’s also opened the doors to new risks. As the Internet of Things, the cloud, real-time analytics and other technologies step out of our imaginations and into our lives, so too do a host of sophisticated threats that we must address, or risk progress. 2. Closing the information management skills gap: With real time analytics and big data being seen as a competitive advantage for companies, we can expect to see a skills deficit in these areas over 2014. With Gartner predicting that by 2015, 25 percent of companies will have a CDO managing their digital goals, and...

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