Computerworld: A survey conducted by market research firm TheInfoPro found that 56 percent of enterprise IT managers surveyed had no plans to deploy Hadoop or other big data technologies. "IT workers went around to their various business units to ask if anyone would like them to deploy a big data application, such as Hadoop, and they couldn't find any takers," said TheInfoPro's Marco Coulter. "If you can't find the business case or the application, then it just becomes a technology looking for something to do."
On the other hand, the survey found that the number of companies planning to deploy SSDs jumped from 7 percent in 2011 to 37 percent in 2012. "It was a very big jump, as was the dip in the number of people who had no plans to use SSDs. That dropped from 42% to 23%," noted Coulter.