Most organizations that implement big data platforms expect to derive significant value from their investment. But nearly half of these firms aren't achieving the level of value or return on investment (ROI) that they had expected.

According to a new study by Wikibon, an open-source research firm that competes with Gartner and Forrester, the ROI of these big-data projects is proving to be a big letdown for most enterprises.

"In the long term, they expect $3 to $4 return on investment for every dollar. But based on our analysis, the average company right now is getting a return of about 55 cents on the dollar," said Jeffrey F. Kelly, Wikibon principal research contributor, in a phone interview with InformationWeek. Read full story on InformationWeek


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