In the business world, we measure what we hope to impact. This leads companies to devise all sorts of metrics from a wide assortment of data. Increasingly, one of the most impactful pieces of data we’re collecting — and thus hoping to impact through big data analytics — involves IT operations itself.
It’s difficult to fathom how extraordinarily big the IT sector has become. According to Gartner, nearly $3.7 trillion will be spent this year on information technology products and services, a 4.5% increase from 2017. Three thousand, seven hundred billion dollars is quite a bit of money, and in fact is equivalent to about 4.5% of all the money spent on planet Earth in 2018 (the new Mars rover notwithstanding).
Author: Alex Woodie