This Week’s Food for Thought:
Gartner: Worldwide Business Intelligence Market Making Strides
Worldwide business intelligence (BI) platform, analytic applications and performance management (PM) software revenue surpassed $9.3 billion in 2009, a 4.2 percent increase from 2008 revenue of $8.9 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. “Even though growth was nowhere near the levels of 2008, and by no means immune to the recession, BI showed that it is not as cyclical as many other software areas, recording healthy growth in one of the toughest years recorded in software history,” said Dan Sommer, senior research analyst at Gartner.
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Who is Responsible for Data Quality?
A recent survey by Forbes Insights titled “Managing Information in the Enterprise: Perspectives for Business Leaders” found that 79 percent of IT managers say data quality is their responsibility. Interestingly enough, 74 percent of the finance, sales and marketing respondents felt the same way.
Large enterprises are used to handling job responsibilities within silos, but what happens when the responsibility spans multiple departments? Could organizations benefit from shared responsibility, or does this just open a can of worms that the company can’t clean up?
Read complete post. Survey: Most Companies Lack Adequate Policies to Protect Information in Cloud
Symantec Corp. and the Ponemon Institute, a leading privacy and information management research firm, today announced the findings of a joint survey of IT professionals. The survey revealed that most organizations lack the procedures, policies and tools to ensure that sensitive information they put in the cloud remains secure.
Despite security concerns and the expected growth in cloud computing, only 27% of respondents said their organizations have procedures for approving cloud applications that use sensitive or confidential information.Read complete post.