Beyond Big Data: Gartner on “Extreme” Information Management

March 20, 2012 No Comments

“Extreme information,” the concept that your current information infrastructure needs to be managed, was analyst Mark Beyer’s main subject in a talk at Gartner Symposium.

“There is no such thing as information overload,” Beyer said, because IT organizations must deal with the data and can’t surrender. By 2015, organizations that build a modern information management system will outperform their peers financially by 20 percent.

Most companies only look at “structured data,” but in general, content—a term many people call “unstructured data,” much to Beyer’s chagrin—makes up 67 to 85 percent of the information in an organization.

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