Gartner research VP Frank Buytendijk warned the private sector to be ready to hit the brakes on big data before they cross the 'creepy line.' He also recommended caution in moving too fast in using big data tools. "If you don't know what you are doing, easy-to-use tools lead to more spectacular failure," he said. Here's what else he said.
Many companies are ignoring the security and privacy problems that can arise in their rush to harness big data.
Mobility is one of the "hot areas" for enterprise investment in customer relationship management technology, says Gartner.
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In hindsight Lerner stands by that critique--but also notes that moving forward, open-source SDN software will be a boon to the industry. No matter what got left in its wake.
One-quarter of large enterprises will use big data analytics for at least one security breach or fraud detection case by 2016, according to market research firm Gartner.
To secure mobile devices without alienating users in a BYOD environment, 30 percent of firms will employ biometric authentication for mobile devices by 2016, predicts Gartner.
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A disturbing 20 percent of BYOD projects will fail by 2016 due to IT's heavy hand, predicts Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney.
Growth in tablet sales, particularly in emerging markets, has led to the worst decline in PC market history, according to the latest stats from Gartner.