Survey of Big Data Decision Makers

And the big data Survey says… 

We recently conducted a survey of big data decision makers to delve into their perspective about the many challenges involved in leveraging data efficiently and strategically.

  • Virtually all data leaders are optimistic that their companies are headed in the right direction when it comes to leveraging data efficiently—their companies are dedicating new talent and tools to big data initiatives, and also gaining internal alignment around how big data will be used.
  • Respondents are “very” or “extremely” successful at leveraging data to make business decisions—however, nearly all plan to continue investing in resources dedicated to big data and only 51% say their company leverages big data extensively, across all business units.
  • The challenges data leaders’ companies face are wide-ranging, but companies have the most room for improvement when it comes to the tools and technologies dedicated to big data and most respondents say that internal bottlenecks between the information technology and business units prevent data from being accessed quickly and efficiently.

There are a wide range of resources companies need to leverage big data, including better tools, more centralized talent and more information on the data available in the organization. The slides below give more details on the survey results. 

 

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And the #BigData survey says... a study of challenges data leaders face in leveraging data strategically.