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Keep up with technology's impact on business. This blog provides summaries of the latest industry research.

 

 

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"Creating an Enterprise Data Strategy: Managing Data as a Corporate Asset" is the latest research report written by Wayne Eckerson. Recognizing and treating data like any other corporate asset is a key strategy for enterprises in the 21st century. This report details the key elements of an effective data strategy, and also describes the challenges of implementing a that strategy. In addition to explaining the importance of a data governance program, Wayne also provide tips and techniques to ensure a successful enterprise data strategy.

Read the full report here, and view the on-demand webcast about this research here.

Posted August 22, 2011 2:33 PM
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In this research report, "Analytic Architectures: Approaches to Supporting Analytic Users and Workloads," written by Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research for TechTarget, Wayne proposes that there are four main types of intelligences designed to turn data into information and information into insights and action: business intelligence (BI), analytic intelligence, continuous intelligence and content intelligence. He also proposes that in the next decade, BI leaders will need to embrace all four types of intelligence so that BI applications deliver lasting value to their organizations.

Read the report here.

Posted March 29, 2011 10:57 AM
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In an effort to determine how and where business intelligence and content management software is at work within healthcare organizations, the BeyeNETWORK is conducting a survey that examines current case management strategy, processes and services.

 

The survey will be used as the basis of a research report written by industry expert Scott Wanless to determine the profitability of case management services and how BI and content management software contribute to a positive ROI. 

 

As an incentive to complete this 10-minute survey, qualified respondents will receive the cutting-edge research report and a $5 Amazon gift card. Click here to take this 10-minute survey today and thanks in advance for your time and attention.

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB22A68BXLLVG

 


Posted February 2, 2010 2:31 PM
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Baseline Consulting, an acknowledged leader in information design and deployment to improve business performance and realize strategic objectives, released the results of an international market survey which found that approximately one-third of enterprise organizations worldwide have undertaken more than two master data management (MDM) implementations, suggesting that MDM has moved beyond the pilot stage and is coming of age.

The survey, titled Master Data Management Projects in Practice, was conducted to gain deeper insight into the levels of expertise, experience and usage of systems integrators specifically related to undertaking MDM implementations.  Baseline Consulting was a sponsor of the survey. 

"Increasingly, organizations are turning to MDM as a key enabler in improving the quality, timeliness, and reliability of business intelligence with the ultimate goal of improving business performance," said Andy Hayler, CEO of The Information Difference Company which conducted the survey.  "Against this backdrop of growth, organizations are increasingly turning to Systems Integrators (SIs) for help with architecture and implementation services.  We believe it important for end-user organizations, SIs and MDM software vendors to understand the current position and the degree of satisfaction, confidence and success that SIs deliver."

Key findings from the research study included the following:  

·         Those organizations that have undertaken MDM implementations indicated they manage a median of three million master data records, have taken six months to implement, and involved an eight-person project team.  The membership of the team was 25 percent business, 40 percent internal IT and 35 percent external SIs staff.

·         Data quality is a key component of any MDM implementation and the time and effort (cost) required to achieve data of acceptable quality is frequently severely underestimated.  The median reported was 30 percent of the overall initial project costs.

·         Both those already implementing (80 percent) and those planning to implement recognize the pivotal importance of establishing data governance.

·         Despite the claims of SIs in terms of their ability to implement MDM, most have not undertaken many projects - the median reported for 2009 was five projects.

"This survey suggests that companies are becoming increasingly savvy about the MDM value proposition," said Jill Dyche, partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting. "This informs a more deliberate approach to MDM development, including requirements gathering, business case development, and vendor selection.  And it confirms our suspicions that 2010 will be the year of implementation for serious data integration initiatives!"

 


Posted February 2, 2010 1:23 PM
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More and more organizations are applying analytics to operational and transactional systems. James Taylor is conducting research to describe business analytics and what should you expect from a business analytics vendor. The report will discuss the motivation for adopting business analytics and how you should approach the evaluation of business analytics as well as how business analytics fit within an enterprise and business architecture. It will discuss risks and issues and describe the benefits and challenges based on real customer experience. Finally it will discuss the kinds of decisions that will show a positive return on business analytics and how business analytics can change businesses fundamentally.

A survey is the basis for the research. Please take the short survey http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB22A3HRGXRBS.


Posted February 1, 2010 8:23 AM
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