An infographic published by New England College sculpts a landscape for the coming year fraught with equal parts danger and potential. Tools used to corral the ever-widening pool of digital data is improving project outcomes, enhancing transparency and service delivery, and boosting return on investment, productivity and fraud reduction. Big data is touching education, policing and infrastructure, the infographic shows, as the lines are blurred between software and hardware. Between 2014 and 2023, the world is expected to invest a cumulative $174.4 billion. For more details, see the infographic below.