Peter would like to thank Glyn Heatley of Palladium Group for his contribution to this column.

Last month, I discussed the broad issues that must be addressed in building an information-empowered organization and described five steps to achieve that state. The first step is mobilization. To mobilize, a company must have a clear vision of its desired future state, conduct a comprehensive assessment of its current state and create an action plan to move from the current to the future state. The target state was discussed in the September 2007 DM Review column “Best-Practice Analytic Architecture to Support Business Strategy” by Barnaby Donlon and myself. The physical analytic architecture we defined featured four core areas: analytic applications, data management, IT enablement and data integration.

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