Data Management Essential Reading List: July 2019 Edition

Data scientist, marketing operations director, CTO, CIO, product manager, head of commerce, business analyst, office of finance professionals … so many of us are intrinsically involved in the data revolution and digital transformation that listing all the associated titles would take the first half of this article! I offer this consideration because transforming digitally truly is part of almost all our jobs in the corporate world —as we all create AND use data to make decisions. Read more

My take on new CFO IT study: Growth in data analytics fuels fragmentation problem

The 2017 CFO IT study is out and it shines a bright future for data analytics. CFOs are setting the data agenda and the survey reveals more than 70 percent of CFOs and finance executives plan to devote substantial time to data analytics in the next two years.

While it’s great news that CFOs are focused on investing in their data analytics capability, what we are witnessing is that companies are now drowning in data. The data fragmentation issue is only getting bigger and it’s creating more complications for businesses to manage. Read more

Can the data fragmentation caused by the adoption of SaaS and the cloud be undone?

ITProPortal expressed interest in a new perspective on the promise of SaaS for enterprises. The result? SaaS Simplicity: A promise undone in the enterprise. The enterprise turn toward SaaS and the cloud has created the ultimate unintended consequence: data fragmentation. For more on the SaaS data dilemma, IT oversight for SaaS adoption, data fragmentation and hybrid environments as the new normal, read on.