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Companies across industries are placing major bets on big data, expecting it could dramatically improve business processes and overall performance. As they move ahead, one issue that looms large is finding senior-leadership capacity to manage the huge program of organizational change that data analytics demands. Top-team members, fully engaged with their existing responsibilities, often find themselves straining to plan and implement big data strategies.

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Comments (2)
Great post, thanks for sharing. It's important to link together all areas of business from different data sources & divisions. One does need good data for good reporting and business insight, especially when dealing with data from multiple sources.

Linda Boudreau, Data Ladder http://DataLadder.com

Posted by Linda B | Wednesday, May 28 2014 at 2:50PM ET
Great article! The points on data governance are truly key. While IT is especially well suited to managing data, true ownership of data best lies with the business owners of the data, as you suggest. I have successfully used the analogy of a bank, which is understood globally, with prospective business data owners.......the money/data is "owned" by the business and the bank is IT. It's your money, however you must follow the rules the bank has in place. Being able to wrap our arms around big data and gain value from it, both externally and internally, is vital to the future of most businesses.
Posted by Diane D | Thursday, May 29 2014 at 1:50PM ET
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