The Data Economy

No industry has had more of an impact on business practice in the last few years than data and analytics. Big Data is responsible for a new industrial revolution, changing the foundations upon which organisations – and Western economies – are run. In this report we explore what it means to be living in a data economy, looking at the rise of M2M and IoT technology, the need for speed in data analysis, plugging the UK’s data skills gap and key data security challenges

In this report


  • Three challenges facing big data

    What do you need to be a big data power-user? Thank mercy the answers to that are clearer than even a year ago. The industry is consolidating and tweaking tools so that even the most nervous of firms can start dabbling with big data. Charles Orton-Jones details what you need to know

  • Data analytics from the Internet of Things

    Machines “talking” to machines will generate increasingly large amounts of potentially valuable information, which not only offers new business opportunities, but also poses a challenge for organisations already struggling to cope with the sheer volume of big data, writes Nic Fildes

  • Importance of analytics for UK PLC

    Organisations that embrace analytics effectively make huge gains which can come from operational cost-savings as well as customer-related activities, says Alys Woodward, practice lead for big data, IDC European IT Group