Many organizations are still struggling with the management of their information assets and how to use them to drive business performance, according to a recent study conducted by SAS, a leader in business intelligence. SAS' research indicates that implementation of practices to improve information management benefits organizations by yielding better performance and financial results.

In March, SAS surveyed 175 business professionals representing organizations of various sizes and industries across the globe. The research shows that many companies are in the infancy stages of effectively managing their business information. Less than 25 percent reported that their senior management relies on business intelligence to make decisions. In addition, nearly eight in 10 had not yet fully implemented practices to ensure data quality, integrate needed data across the business or create standard data definitions.

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