Create a Modern, Data-Driven Vision

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Developing an Agile Data Strategy Will Drive Digital Modernization and Transformation Initiatives

A Gartner report states that “CIOs in midsize enterprises (MSEs) consistently list business intelligence (BI) and D&A among their top priorities.”

But to implement a successful data and analytics (D&A) strategy, CIOs must adopt a new approach to data, shifting away from siloed adoption and intertwining D&A into their overarching digital business strategy.

By 2025, 80% of midsize enterprises seeking to scale digital business will have failed because they do not take a modern approach to data and analytics governance.


Our Take Away from the Report:
  • Effective D&A governance helps organizations balance the opportunities and risks of digital business and support a modern, future-focused digital strategy.
  • IT and business leaders alike strive towards continuous innovation, and, increasingly, D&A is part of every discussion about digital transformation.
  • Only 15% of organizations have concrete performance indicators for their proposed D&A strategy.
  • Gartner’s D&A strategy and operating model (DASOM) enables CIOs to support their organization’s overarching digital framework and achieve high-level business outcomes.

Outlining a Practical Operating Model for Midsize Enterprises

  • Create a D&A Roadmap Based on Your Business Vision
  • Link Key Objectives to D&A Investments
  • Identify Gaps & Improvement Opportunities
  • Develop an Analysis-Based Operating Model

A Practical Data and Analytics Strategy and Operating Model for Midsize Enterprises - Alan D. Duncan, Mike Rollings, 16 February 2021.

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