Gartner Research

Four Steps to Successful Real-Time Analytics

Published: 20 December 2016

ID: G00314313

Analyst(s): W. Roy Schulte

Summary

Real-time analytics can enable more accurate and timely decisions about digital business. But to fulfill that promise, data and analytics leaders must update analytic models frequently, deploy system "guard rails," share real-time data more broadly, and undertake explicit decision modeling.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Pursue Decision Management as a Discipline Analogous to Data Management and Business Process Management
  • Use System "Guard Rails" and Human Oversight to Prevent Real-Time Mistakes
  • Provide a Common Operating Picture Through Personalized Views of Current Data and Analytics
  • Track the Results of Real-Time Decisions, and Modify Rules and Analytics Frequently to Maintain Quality

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