Earlier this week we launched Capgemini Insights & Data Global Practice to help our clients to handle the flood of data coming from connected people and connected things, and generate insights at the point of action across the enterprise. You can read the full press release here.

Research findings
To support the launch, we also published a thought leadership study developed with EMC. The ‘Big & Fast Data: The Rise of Insight-Driven Business’ study combines the views of over 1,000 C-suite and senior decision makers globally to understand the need and enterprise readiness for big data adoption. Data has clearly become a core component of market value today, said 59% of the respondents, while 61% reported a direct contribution to their revenues from data. Nearly a third (32%) confirmed they have already introduced, or are in the process of introducing, new C-level roles for information management, while 54% revealed that their investment in big data over the next three years will outstrip past investment.
In response to client demand, confirmed by the study’s findings, we plan to increase the size of our Insights & Data team from 10,000 to over 25,000 data engineers and insights consultants, of which 2,500 will be data scientists.

The UK perspective
Andrew Cameron, Vice President, UK Head of Insights & Data at CapgeminiAndrew Cameron, Vice President, UK Head of Insights & Data at Capgemini, commented: “Business leaders in the UK are increasingly looking for ways to get value from data. We are seeing traction in all sectors but the true pioneer is the public sector, where low cost and open source are highly favoured and, with vast data sources to hand, compelling use cases are easy to find. The enormous focus UK businesses are giving to unlocking data and creating insights can not only be seen in the recruitment of Chief Data Officers and Data Scientists, but through fundamental organisational restructures. It’s a huge disruption, and trebling the size of our insights and data capability over the next five years is in direct response to demands from our clients as they look to access relevant insights and gain a competitive edge.”

News coverage so far 

CBRComputer Business ReviewStay on top of data or become irrelevant
Capgemini and EMC have released the results of a global big data survey that shows that 65% of respondents are at risk of becoming uncompetitive unless they embrace new data analytics solutions.

TechWorldTechWorldBusiness leaders say big data is having a ‘disruptive’ effect on their business
A global study of business leaders shows that big data is having a “disruptive effect” on their organisations, including in the way they are having to organise their IT to exploit it.

ITPROITPROWill Big Data analytics really give you a competitive edge?
Two thirds of organisations worry that not utilising Big Data could hurt their business’ competitiveness

More details

You can find out in more detail about our full offering at our dedicated hub: http://www.uk.capgemini.com/insights-data