Over the past 20 years, technology has advanced at an amazing pace. While article upon article has been written on how to implement dashboard, financial planning, data warehousing and data integration solutions, most companies have yet to unleash the power of improved information systems. There are two causes for this: either the company has not yet successfully executed new information capabilities or business users have been unable to retool their processes in response to them.
As the new columnist for Strategy Execution, I believe it is critical to address key areas and drivers for both causes of failure. My future columns will be dedicated to helping organizations assess their current environment, processes and systems to achieve the goal of complete information empowerment. But first, to build the information-empowered organization, four broad issues must be addressed.
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