Big data is likely to quickly become big business, ZDNet reports. The ability to isolate the nuggets of insight inside the huge volumes of structured and unstructured data hoarded by most businesses could improve customer service, make processes more efficient and cut costs. According to analysts Gartner, adoption of big data is still at a very early stage: just eight percent of companies have initiatives up and running, 20 percent are piloting and experimenting, 18 percent are 'developing a strategy', 19 percent are 'knowledge gathering', while the remainder have no plans or don't know. But that could change rapidly: the...

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