Sixty-six (66) percent of 98 respondents say that information volume has made their job harder than five years ago according to poll conducted by Teradata, a division of NCR, from August 1 to 22, 2003. Twenty-two (22) percent say that it has made their job easier and 12 percent said it made their jobs harder. An earlier Teradata poll indicated that 54 percent of workers felt that information is doubling or tripling every year.

According to Ron Swift, Teradata's vice president of strategic relations, "As we approach Labor Day, our knowledge-worker society is overloaded with data. This indicates that just 34 percent have the tools to process data fast enough for better decision making. For at least 66 percent of the workers, data is freezing them at their desks, rather than freeing them to be better informed. The top companies are dealing with this data overload by using data warehousing and other analytics to deliver only pertinent information for decision making. The companies that do not do this will burn out workers, make poor decisions and will not compete as effectively," he said.

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