In the government sphere, adoption of Big Data technologies has been mixed, Cutting says: Intelligence communities have been early adopters, but other parts of government may not have even begun grappling with it.
"Even folks who are already using these technologies will continue to expand their use for years, incorporating data from new sources and finding new applications," he adds. "We're still at an early stage of the adoption curve.
"Most industries are currently dipping their toes into Big Data. The ones to watch are the industries we expect to grow the most. For example, healthcare and telecom create huge amounts of data that's not yet used as effectively as it could be."
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