In November 2012, we invited TechRepublic and ZDNet members to take our Analytics/Big Data survey. Worldwide over 1,300 people responded, sharing their company's current strategy, future plans, and expectations.

The results reveal a widespread use of data analytics, but a limited deployment of big data platforms. This may change, however, given that our analysis also shows a growing expectation that data analytics and big data will have a major impact on businesses' performance in the next two years.

Majority use data analytics, but extent varies

Globally, just over half (51.7 percent) of respondents said they use data analytics in everyday deci ...

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