Big Data’s Impact in the World
Steve Lohr, in the New York Times, develops some examples in various areas and highlights some interesting numbers.
- Big Data, Big Impact: New Possibilities for International Development - World Economic Report
- Cloud Computing to reach $270B in 2020 CAGR 30%: Kleiner Perkins said to eye “cloud” fund
- Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity - McKinsey Global Institute Report
I won't come back on Facebook IPO as the entire planet just twitted and blogged about it. But let's step back 5 years ago and remember how people where viewing Facebook back then. It changed big time, Facebook is no longer a youngster phenomena but a business eye opener. Amazing 180° view of the world for a company supposedly going to be valued more than $100B now. Don't you think? We're already in a new world. Social Media is now a reality to most businesses, Marketing cannot ignore it anymore and mobile devices are becoming rapidly the #1 entry point to it. By the way, what is the revenue Facebook is making on mobiles ;-)? (None for now, but stay tuned).
- The Web vs. Mobile Apps: How iOS and Android Are Disrupting The Open Internet
- Google testing 'next-gen personal communication device'
- Interesting stats: Content Marketing Tactics Now Critical to All Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]
- $267B enterprise technology market: The 3 secrets behind the enterprise tech gold rush
By the way, recently SAP acquired Successfactors for $3.4B, Salesforce.com did the same with Rypple and Oracle with Taleo for $1.9B and RightNow, check this out. The enterprise apps gold rush seems to be on the cloud.
As Larry Ellison said about cloud computing in 2008: "What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?" Not there yet apparently ;-)So are you ready for Big Data, cloud computing, social networks and mobile internet?