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October 01, 2012



inherent selection bias is only diverse across organizations, verticals, geographies, etc. within the bias personality type that responds to surveys, i.e. across a non diverse personality type...

"this whole big data thing was little more than vendor hype...Based on the responses to this survey, it would be safe to say that his opinion is now decidedly in the minority" huh? wouldn't hype be one of the biggest reason to push the needle on the survey? how do the responses make anything safe to say?

"Another third of the replies indicated they were actively considering big data tools, and another 20% saw themselves acquiring capabilities in the next twelve months." really? the tools? that part should take almost no time. it's getting the competent roles going that know how and what to do with the tools that takes the time and know-how. if this many were still just "considering" tools then that's a vote-with-your-feet-not-your-mouth vote for less importance of big data just yet

Online Poll

More than half of CIOs in 2012 (56 percent) say projects that make money from technology rather than save money are the priority for their CEO. The search for growth is on, and organisations are increasingly looking to emerging markets to pursue it. And with almost two thirds of this year’s respondents having a global or multi-national focus (60 percent), the CIO is going to be key to unlocking this growth potential.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

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