Programmed for growth: Outlook for the technology deals market - Big data

Turning data into information

As the amount of data collected from internet connected devices continues to grow, the need for technology to turn this raw material into value-adding information is also increasing.

Our technology experts discuss some of the significant 2011 transactions in this sector and look at what will continue to drive deal activity in 2012.

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There is a lot of interest around data analytics because bringing data together, cleansing it, making it high quality and then actually turning that data into information can be used to create a competitive advantage.

The winners in this sector will be those who can combine technology together with a deep understanding of their clients’ end markets to really add value in a more effective way. We expect to see this drive M&A activity as consolidation through the sector continues in 2012.