Companies analysing their own big data from smart devices or sensors
Analysis of big data from smart devices or sensors proportional to company size
The analysis of own big data from smart devices or sensors is more firmly embedded in big companies. In 2018, the share of companies with 250 or more employees analysing their own big data from smart devices was 36%. This share is 15% in companies with 50 to 249 employees and 6% in companies with 10 to 49 employees. In companies with 2 to 9 employees, 3% analysed big data.
It is also worth noting that analysis of own big data from smart devices or sensors rose in popularity between 2016 and 2018: the share of companies analysing these big data has risen in each size category. The absolute increase is greater in larger companies. Companies with 2 to 9 employees were not yet questioned in 2016.
Flemish companies at top of EU companies which analyse their own big data from smart devices or sensors
The share of companies with at least 10 employees analysing their own big data from smart devices or sensors was 8% in the Flemish Region, 9% in the Brussels-Capital Region and 6% in the Walloon Region in 2018.
Belgium (7%) ranks among the top five of EU countries analysing their own big data. In the Netherlands, 10% of companies with at least 10 employees analyse these big data. The EU-28 average is 4%.
Big data: these data are generated from electronically implemented activities and from machine-to-machine communications (for example, data from social media or production processes). Big data analysis refers to the use of techniques, technologies and software tools for analysing big data extracted from the data sources in one’s own company or from other sources.
Sensor: an appliance with which devices collect data from their environment
Smart devices: devices sharing information among themselves that are often operated via a smartphone