Gartner Research

How Midsize Enterprises Can Get the Data and Analytics Skills They Need

Published: 05 October 2017

ID: G00331629

Analyst(s): Alan D. Duncan , Cindi Howson


CIOs in midsize enterprises face a "chicken and egg" situation — without skilled data and analytics resources, venturing into business analytics is difficult; but without successful pilots, convincing the business to invest in such resources is tricky too. We offer proven solutions to this dilemma.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Coach Existing Staff to Become Data Analysts and Citizen Data Scientists
  • Foster a Data-Driven Culture by Organizing an Analytics Community of Excellence
  • Leverage the Power of Modern Analytics and BI Platforms to Change the Types of Skills Required
  • Implement Domain Analytic Solutions to Accelerate Time to Value in Specific and Well-Defined Business Scenarios
  • Work With Third-Party Services Providers
  • Partner With Academia

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