Tim Patrick-Smith: 2012 will be the year of 'big data'

image captionThe cloud and big data, best friends forever, suggests Getronics' Tim Patrick

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Tim Patrick-Smith is the chief technology officer of Getronics, a company providing IT services in over 100 countries, and has been part of KPN, one of the world's largest international telecommunications companies, since 2007.

With an employee base of over 12,000 and revenues of €1.97bn, Getronics is under pressure to adapt swiftly to changing demands of desktop - and non-desktop - computing.

image captionGetting over perception of the cloud is a big challenge for Getronics' Tim Patrick-Smith

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