80% of Enterprise-class respondents say big data investments have been successful and half cite a demonstrable return on investment.
Even with a bias in the figures the fifth annual Big Data Executive Survey by NewVantage Partners LLC demonstrate the contribution Big Data investments make.
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Business disruption, which is often cited as a driving factor in big data adoption, is less of a concern than management magazines and conference organizers would indicate. Less than half of respondents fear that their firm may be at risk of a major disruption in the coming decade. Artificial intelligence/machine learning was cited as the technology area with the greatest disruptive potential, followed by digitization and the internet of things. Cloud computing and blockchain also rate high on the disruption scale.