"Because big data's effects are pervasive, big data will evolve to become a standardized requirement in leading information architectural practices, forcing older practices and technology into early obsolescence," said Mr. Beyer. "As a result, big data will once again become 'just data' by 2020 and architectural approaches, infrastructure and hardware/software that does not adapt to this 'new normal' will be retired. Organizations resisting this change will suffer severe economic impacts."Additional information is available in the report "Big Data Drives Rapid Changes in Infrastructure and $232 Billion in IT Spending Through 2016". The report is available on Gartner's website at http://www.gartner.com/resId=2195915. Gartner will present its latest IT spending outlook during the webinar, "Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, 3Q12 Update" at 11 a.m. EDT on October 23. To register for this complimentary webinar, please visit http://my.gartner.com/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=202&mode=2&PageID=5553&resId=2155916&ref=Webinar-Calendar. Gartner analysts will be further discussing the future of big data at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012. About Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. This event delivers independent and objective content with the authority and weight of the world's leading IT research and advisory organization, and provides access to the latest solutions from key technology providers. Gartner's annual Symposium/ITxpo events are key components of attendees' annual planning efforts. IT executives rely on Gartner Symposium/ITxpo to gain insight into how their organizations can use IT to address business challenges and improve operational efficiency. Additional information for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, October 21-25, is available at www.gartner.com/us/symposium. Follow news, photos and video coming from Gartner Symposium/ITxpo on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/GartnerSymposium, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Gartner_inc and using #GartnerSym. Upcoming dates and locations for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo include: October 21-25, Orlando, Florida: www.gartner.com/us/symposium October 29-31, Sao Paulo, Brazil: www.gartner.com/br/symposium November 5-8, Barcelona, Spain: www.gartner.com/eu/symposium November 12-15, Gold Coast, Australia: www.gartner.com/au/symposium March 5-7, 2013, Dubai, UAE: www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/dubai/ About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is a valuable partner in 12,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 5,200 associates, including 1,280 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.