Useful data analysis requires solid infrastructure; otherwise, data is neither reliable nor accessible. But solid infrastructure benefits from data analysis just as much as business processes do, or perhaps even more. Organizations that rely on data analysis at the business level can use the same “culture of analytics” to better understand infrastructure integrity and bring deeper meaning to all data.

Too often “low level” infrastructure issues are treated as an afterthought when the same analytical techniques and data discovery used at higher layers of the business are invaluable methods for understanding and validating infrastructure operation. In fact, those techniques regularly produce the kind of insights and surprises that make data analysis so valuable on higher-level operations.

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