According to Gartner, two of the top 10 trends that will impact enterprise architecture in 2012 are Big Data, Patterns & Analytics and Social Technologies—which means both are in a position to have tremendous influence on IT decisions this year.
Recently, Mzinga, Teradata Aster, and the Center for Complexity in Business at the University of Maryland partnered to conduct a survey exploring these trends and their current real-world state in business. The report highlights the following trends:
- The complex, ever changing circles of trust and influence;
- Their impact on social and big data analytics;
- And perhaps most importantly, how these technologies can impact business today—and in the future.
Teradata (NYSE: TDC) is the world's leading analytic data solutions company focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and business applications. Teradata's innovative products and services empower organizations to integrate, analyze and profit from data for competitive advantage. Visit teradata.com for details.
About the Center for Complexity in Business
Robert H. Smith's Center for Complexity in Business (CCB) is the world's first (and only) research center specializing in the application of complex systems methods to business problems. Complex Systems is the study of large groups of entities operating in dynamic environments. The Center for Complexity in Business uses techniques from this field to study, among other things, how the adoption of new innovations spreads through networks, and how organizational performance depends on relationships that individuals in the organization maintain. Visit rhsmith.umd.edu/ccb/ for details.
Mzinga is a pioneering provider of social software and analytics solutions that improve business performance. Through a combination of enterprise-class technology, strategy and online moderation services, Mzinga social solutions enable businesses to increase revenue and lower costs by improving brand visibility, workplace satisfaction, and customer loyalty. To learn more about Mzinga, visit www.mzinga.com.