There is no question that detailed, accurate information can help companies make better decisions and enact better tactics. Yet, having comprehensive, targeted data is not necessarily simple.
“Roughly half of business professionals cite ‘slow or untimely access to information’ as one of the obstacles holding their companies back. Making matters worse, a lot of the data available to businesses are essentially useless. The big lesson? When it comes to business intelligence, having smart data is more important than big data.”
The infographic below, developed by Boston University, focuses on some keys in using business intelligence for competitive advantage.
A war is brewing in the business intelligence and analytics market. “We’re about to see rapid adoption of BI and analytics in 2014 and going forward,” said Gartner analyst Dan Sommer during his session at the Gartner BI and Analytics Summit. That’s after years of slowed-down — and even flat — market share growth.
I find this information from the article to be an especially important piece of the puzzle
Data visualization tools are only as good as the information that is inputted. If organizations lack an enterprise-wide data governance policy, they could be relying on inaccurate or incomplete information to create their charts and dashboards. Having an enterprise-wide data governance policy will help mitigate the risk of a data breach.