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.
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.