More Jobs & Investment Ahead; But Concerns Remain

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Another notable finding for the survey is the role of so-called “Big Data” in the future of information industry businesses.  When asked to rank the importance of a variety of business issues – from mobile and tablet publishing to moving content behind paywalls – nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of executives identified “data and analytics” as the most important business issue they face. No other business issue drew such a strong response from these executives.

As part of its annual Information Industry Summit, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) recently released a survey of 50 CEOs, vice presidents and general managers of leading digital content and publishing companies. The survey found strong positive signs regarding job and economic growth, along with a clear industry focus on “Big Data,” while suggesting that economic uncertainty remains.


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