The facts

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    71% of organisations we spoke to list Big Data as one of the most significant trends they face, with 67% also listing IoT.

  • 70 percent 70 percent

    70% of these organisations feel they’ll be at a competitive disadvantage too if they don’t adopt Big Data.

  • 66 percent 66 percent

    66% of organisations plan to invest in IoT over the next 2 years, and 56% will invest in Big Data.

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    But 23% fear there’s a lack of necessary IT infrastructure to adopt technology for IoT and Big Data.

Cloud forecast
Cloud forecast

The Cloud forecast

Our research shows that the upswing in the use of cloud technology could help reap the benefits of the IoT and Big Data. And around 9 in 10 organisations say that it’s important for anyone using these technologies to have an excellent data security strategy.

IoT is fast becoming the backbone of society – and why businesses should care

By 2020, it is highly likely that there will be from 50-250 billion connected objects in this world. The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the expectations and behaviour of consumers as well as employees.

Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future Research, and editor of The Future of Business, discusses how data produced through the increasing number of connected objects will transform business as we know it.

Mega trends full report
Mega trends full report

Exploring the Mega Trends – the full report

If you’re struggling to get to grips with IoT and Big Data, don’t worry – you’re not alone. But as these trends continue to rise in importance it’s vital that you’re prepared. Our report combines case studies, top tips and opinion from industry experts to provide direction and strategy for tackling the Mega Trends.

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