In Pictures: 12 Big Data predictions for 2014

It's been one of the big buzzwords of 2013, but what does 2014 have in store for Big Data? CIO.com looks at 12 ways the technology and the market will evolve in the coming year.

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The Internet of Things Will Evolve into the Web of Things The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) professional association believes that 2014 will see the Internet of Things—where identifiable objects are seamlessly integrated into the information network—give way to the Web of Things. The Web of Things, it says, will take advantage of mobile devices' and sensors' capability to observe and monitor their environments to increase the coordination between things in the real world and their counterparts on the Web.

"The Web of Things will produce large volumes of data related to the physical world, and intelligent solutions are required to enable connectivity, inter-networking and relevance between the physical world and the corresponding digital world resources," it says.

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