"Companies that can harness big data will trample big data incompetents," writes the Economist.
The world is changing. Location data from mobile devices, global web scale applications like social media, machine generated data, mobile devices and the "data exhaust" from a multitude of new systems present new opportunities to derive value and improve efficiency but present significant challenges in terms of volume, velocity and variety of data.
Big Data is everywhere and it represents a huge opportunity to those who can use it effectively. But how do you know whether you have a Big Data problem? And if you do, how do you solve it?