Big data was big in 2012, it will be bigger in 2013
The big data hype continues, but one UK start-up is trying to use it to revolutionise traditional telephony in the same way Google did with the internet, says The Telegraph's Monty Munford. There is no doubt that 2012 was a big year for big data. A Google search or a cursory glance at the Twitter hashtag of #bigdata underscores how pervasive it has become; it is digital's DNA and it matters a great deal. According to Gartner Research, this is only the beginning. It reports that it drove $96 billion of global IT spending in 2012, a figure that will rise to £74 billion in 2013, up to an extraordinary $232 billion by 2016.