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Big Data is about more than Big Bandwidth

Networking giant Cisco is out with the latest piece of its Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR). Previous iterations of the report identified the level of connectivity and engagement with the modern network.

David Orain, research director at Cisco, explained that for the report, Cisco is defining Big Data as large volumes of data that resides in more than a single database. Cisco's study found that 60 percent of respondents expect that Big Data will increase global competitiveness. Going a step further, 68 percent noted that Big Data is a strategic priority for their company in 2013 and will be for the next 5 years.

Big Data will affect IT in a number of ways.

The report noted that 56 percent expect that Big Data will have some impact on IT staffing, and 22 percent expect it to have significant impact.

Big Data will also have a significant impact on the network.