The notion that “every company is a data company” is so widely accepted that it’s almost a cliché. Still, many organizations continue to struggle even to inventory and organize their data, much less leverage it in a way that helps them to arrive at transformative insights.
Data analytics can help organizations improve customer service, increase profits, enhance security, predict industry trends and achieve other benefits — but only with the right mix of strategies, tools, processes and practices. Effective analytics programs require organizations to implement processes such as data cataloging and governance, and to embrace culture changes and build internal expertise. Additionally, organizations must implement tools that provide capabilities around storage, transformation, discovery and analysis.
As their data analytics programs mature, organizations should constantly seek out new opportunities to use data in innovative ways that create value and provide a competitive edge. This requires the adoption of a comprehensive data management strategy. Often, organizations that lack internal analytics expertise rely on a trusted partner like CDW to help develop this strategy and put it into action.
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