Has Your Data Plateau Eroded?
Although many organizations have forged a connection between data maturity and bottom-line results, many are still languishing, trying to keep the status quo alive. There can clearly be debate as to what is “lights on” versus progressive in an environment, but a Forrester shows that 72 percent of technology budgets go to the former.
This is astounding in an era when so many new technologies abound that eat last century’s lunch in doing equivalent functions, not to mention the additive capabilities they bring.
All plateaus eventually erode and perhaps your data technology has as well.
Often the problem is identifying the “straw that breaks the camel’s back” that instigates reform. I’ve seen companies “eek out” that “last” report from a decaying data warehouse or worse, an inappropriate operational system, for years. They may seem to be saving the company money, but it is fool’s gold and technical debt is being created in the process that will surface sooner or later.
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