How Companies Can Improve Their Big Data Analytics

How Companies Can Improve Their Big Data Analytics

1-Untapped AssetUntapped Asset

Only 14% of IT leaders and 16% of IT professionals say they regularly apply big data concepts throughout their organizations.

2-Stuck in NeutralStuck in Neutral

Only 23% of IT leaders say they’re currently implementing big data initiatives, and 15% of tech professionals agree.

3-Overdue AssessmentOverdue Assessment

37% of tech professionals say their organization has not considered the value of big data, compared to just 23% of IT leaders who agree.

4-Minor PlayerMinor Player

72% of IT leaders say that analytics-produced information isn’t driving all strategic business decisions, and 68% of tech pros agree.

5-Budget MindedBudget Minded

57% of IT leaders view big data as a way to reduce costs, compared to 42% of tech professionals who do so.

6-Out of SyncOut of Sync

Nearly half of IT leaders are seeking to leverage big data to identify new business opportunities and trends, but only 40% of tech professionals are doing so.


41% of IT leaders say that precise and accurate data analytics is at best “sometimes” available to make business decisions, but nearly half of tech pros say such data analytics is at best only sometimes available.

8-Silos Rule!Silos Rule!

Two-thirds of IT leaders say their organization’s data is stored in disparate systems that don’t “talk” to each other, compared to 53% of tech pros who agree.

9-Anything GoesAnything Goes

About three-of-five IT leaders and tech professionals agree that data owners aren’t held accountable to ensuring data quality.

10-Talent GapTalent Gap

81% of IT leaders say there is a significant shortage of skilled workers available to plan, execute and take advantage of the potential of big data, and 77% of tech pros agree.

11-Greener PasturesGreener Pastures

56% of IT leaders say it’s difficult to retain such workers, and 57% of tech pros agree.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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