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Use the Gartner Data and Analytics Compass to Drive Strategy

Published: 28 September 2017

ID: G00331789

Analyst(s): Kurt Schlegel , Saul Judah , Thomas Oestreich , Mike Rollings


Data and analytics leaders, such as chief data officers, need to turn current and future demand for data and analytics to business impact. The Gartner data and analytics compass helps you build a good data and analytics strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Measure the Business Impact You Delivered Already and What Comes From Innovation; Balance and Prioritize Your Investments Accordingly
  • Don't Be Yet-Another-Department-of-No; Adopt Practices That Move Information Governance From Providing Constraints to Building Business Value
  • You Need a Data and Analytics Team, but How Many? Enable Organizational Change by Establishing Hybrid, Decentralized Data and Analytics Practice and Teams Across the Organization
  • Don't Just Stick With What You Have and Known Requirements; Play With Two to Three New Technologies at Least Every Six Months

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