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Why You Need to Rethink Your Data and Analytics Roles Now

Published: 26 July 2016

ID: G00308242

Analyst(s): Frank Buytendijk , Thomas Oestreich


Data and analytics has become strategic; it is almost omnipresent throughout organizations and needs to be ready for algorithmic business. Data and analytics leaders must address changing roles to clarify responsibilities, the business-IT partnership and, ultimately, business impact.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The increased strategic importance of data and analytics calls for the creation of an executive-level data and analytics leader
  • The omnipresent decentralization of data and analytics use cases leads to many part-time and hybrid roles across lines of business, including IT, increasing business complexity
  • The trend toward algorithmic business will create new responsibilities and roles for those managing data and analytics

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