Spotlight: Big data in 2013

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Tom Davenport, the director of  research at The International Institute for Analytics, recently expressed uncertainty over how big data will play out in the year to come. He said big data played a big role in changing the way people viewed analytics over the last 12 months, but noted that it's going to be "puzzling to a lot of people how big data and analytics relate to each other." He added, "In a lot of organizations, we had parallel silos in 2012, and I hope that's not the case in 2013," he added. Overall, Davenport stressed that big data analytics will most likely face a "major chasm" in 2013.