U.S. Gov to spend over $701 Million on Big Data This Year

By Shawn P. McCarthy – March 31, 2014
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Debating the definition and merits of Big Data is like listening to a group of people who just watched the same movie. Some liked it, some didn't and everyone has a different opinion on what it all means.
When we've talked to government IT managers over the past year, we've quickly discovered that, to some, the term Big Data simply means rapidly growing collections of data – both structured and unstructured. To others, the term refers to sets that already have reached a certain size. To others, a collection doesn't qualify as Big Data unless it includes streaming data and collected social media interactions.


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Shawn P. McCarthy

Research DirectorIDC Government Insights

<p>Analyst and research director at IDC since 2004.</p>

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