"... Data is the commodity driving our digital age. If a company is to thrive in today's economy, it must know how to handle data in the right way. Gathering, processing, linking up, and protecting data will increasingly become core capabilities that enable companies to be successful. This is the meaning of >>big data<< - the term used to refer to the unparalleled volumes of data available today..."
Messages of Greetings - Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy