Storage and security aren't the only issues when it comes to managing big data for businesses, according to research firm Gartner. Handling the new type of data will require special IT skills and possibly even new tech roles, such as data scientists who know how to implement and manage business analytics tied to the data sets, the firm found. Being able to use big data to develop a more complete understanding of their customers stands to give companies a significant competitive advantage, the firm added.

Related Summaries