Organizations are creating, accessing and using more sources and types of information than ever. This trend, combined with the increasing need to understand how data is being used within an enterprise, is driving the need for chief data officers, according to Gartner Inc.

The research firm predicts that by 2015, 25 percent of large global organizations will have appointed CDOs. There are more than 100 CDOs serving in large organizations today, which is more than double the number in 2012, according to a blog post by Debra Logan, research vice president and Gartner Fellow.

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