June 27, 2011 – An IT focus solely on big data volumes misses the increasing opportunities from innovation and data strategies, according to a new report from Gartner.

Gartner pegs worldwide information volume growing at a minimum rate of 59 percent per year, according to its new report, “Pattern-Based Strategy: Getting Value from Big Data.” That amount of data has led many information managers to put inordinate importance on the amount of data, at the risk of hampering information architecture, creating more silos and compliance risks, and having big data strategies that might require massive reinvestment within two-to-three years, Gartner states.

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