February 8, 2010 – Current technological resources and systems are preventing organizations from gaining insight that could lead to better business results, according to a recent survey by Accenture.

The survey of 600 senior managers at more than 500 blue-chip organizations showed 45 percent house data in isolated parts of their organization, and more than half (52 percent) house analytical talent separately from the relevant data at their organization. Nearly one-third (30 percent) of U.S. respondents and 13 percent of U.K. and Ireland counterparts said that their organizations do not have any professionals dedicated to analytics. Additionally, half (51 percent) said they have more opportunities to use analytics to improve the business than they have analytical resources to exploit them.

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