The importance of analytics and access to the "right information at the right time by the right people" has been largely heralded as a business imperative and essential to enabling the execution of successful business strategy. Consequently, more and more departmental and enterprise-wide data aggregation and analysis projects have come into existence with applications deployed in hopes to more efficiently and effectively understand "the business."

Despite these nominal developments that might otherwise be taken as presaging a new "culture of analysis" for business management, there is a widening gap between the ability of the new technologies to deliver information beyond management expectations and the actual use of that data by management to make improved business decisions. This article will discuss the technology gap, building a culture of analysis and risk management data application.

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