What do agencies think of big data?

Wednesday - 5/16/2012, 7:23pm EDT

Government agencies will create enough data in the next two years to fill 20 million filing cabinets, according to a recent MeriTalk survey of federal CIOs and IT managers. 60 percent of civilian agencies and over 40 percent of Defense and intelligence officials surveyed said they are now learning how big data initiatives can help solve this problem. Those surveyed said content storage and personnel issues are some of their biggest challenges to using big data effectively.