Allocating IT budget is a tricky business. Companies need to make choices and manage investment tradeoffs. However, recent Aberdeen research suggests that foundational activities to protect, oversee and manage the data environment through a unified approach to data governance can produce enticing
Today’s most successful companies think differently about data governance. Recent Aberdeen research suggests that top-performing companies are those that create a more holistic approach to data governance, incorporating the right technologies, processes, skill sets and internal capabilities.
Some people think of master data management (MDM) purely as a platform for organizing and mobilizing enterprise information. While this is true, leading companies view MDM more as a philosophy or a set of best practices, not just a suite of software tools.
If you’re truly data-driven, how often do you make a critical decision based solely on information from one part of the company? At the organizational level, how valuable is data when decision makers have to rely on IT (not to mention a tangle of technical and bureaucratic red tape) just to access
Many suggest that the insurance industry's operating models already include the cost of fraud, creating higher cost structures and premiums. By taking full advantage of the integration and advanced capabilities being offered by leading counter fraud solution providers, enterprise counter fraud
The spreadsheet is arguably the most popular business tool ever invented, but it’s not well suited to large-scale, collaborative planning, budgeting and forecasting. Business needs to go beyond spreadsheets to planning analytics solutions that enable data-driven decision making. Take a look at key
Versatile, easy to use and cost-effective, the spreadsheet has and continues to be an invaluable tool for budgets, forecasts and plans in businesses large and small. But spreadsheets do pose some limitations, particularly with regard to data accuracy. Given today’s highly competitive, rapid pace,