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Large company executives fear big data more than cyber-attacks, survey says

05th Oct `13, 12:01 PM in Resources

Big data is often seen as an opportunity for business development and growth. However, in one survey, executives…

BDMS
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Big data is often seen as an opportunity for business development and growth. However, in one survey, executives at the world’s major companies also see data mining and analytics, aka “big data,” as one of the leading threats to their business models as well.

These observations come from a new survey of 300 executives released by Deloitte, which looked at how they are handling strategic risks, and what those risks are. There has been some evolution of perceived risk factors over the years, as the economy changes. Back in 2010, brand and economic trends were identified by senior executives as their leading strategic risks, but they are less so now.

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