According to a survey of CeBIT less than ten percent of German corporations are utilizing the BIG Data concept. However, thirty-one percent of companies are planning to do so in the foreseeable future. The survey was conducted by BITCOM and was presented by its president Dieter Kempf at the opening of of CeBIT, the German Computerfair in Hannover. Kempf stated that data protection should be an essential component in the use of the BIG Date concept.
About: CeBIT is the world’s largest and most international computer expo. The trade fair is held each year on the Hanover fairground, the world’s largest fairground, in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, and is considered a barometer of the state of the art in information technology. It is organized by Deutsche Messe AG.
About: BITCOM is a German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media. BITKOM represents more than 2,100 companies, of which 1,300 are direct members. They include nearly all global players as well as more than 900 powerful small and medium-sized enterprises and a lot of founder-managed creative companies. BITKOM’s members generate an annual turnover of 140 billion Euros in total, exporting high-tech goods and services worth 50 billion Euros per year.