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Best Practices For Engaging Data Service Providers

Forrester's Q3 2013 Data Management Services Survey Shows A Complex Landscape

February 6, 2014


  • By Gene Leganza,
  • Charles Green
  • with Leslie Owens,
  • Holger Kisker, Ph.D.,
  • Emily Jedinak

Why Read This Report

As organizations prioritize the use of internal and external data, Forrester is seeing a surge of interest in improving data capabilities. But expanding or accelerating data capabilities requires a skilled staff, and data specialists have always been a scarce resource. Organizations are turning to third-party service providers to fill the supply gap. This report highlights information from a survey of 135 data management professionals to provide insight on how organizations are using service providers to help with their data management initiatives.

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Table of Contents

  • Best Practices For Engaging Data Services Providers Are Emerging

  • A Long Journey Starts With Small Steps
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