We've all been hearing a lot about the promise of big data during the past two years. Now many Fortune 1000 companies are asking, "Where's the beef?" The organizations that are succeeding are using big data as a fast route to better decisions.

In late 2012, NewVantage Partners conducted a big data survey of c-level business and technology executives from 50 Fortune 1000 companies. The survey concentrates on financial services firms with a history of heavy data and analytics usage. Participants include Bank of America, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo Bank, American Express, Fidelity Investments, as well as non-financial firms such as General Electric, and government agencies such as the Department of Defense, among others.

One of the primary findings of the survey is that large organizations are looking to use advanced analytics and big data to make "better, fact-based decisions." Read full story on InformationWeek

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