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For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Pivot Your Data Strategy And Architecture To Unleash Business Transformation

Assessment: The Data Management Playbook

February 26, 2015

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  • By Michele Goetz
  • with Leslie Owens,
  • Emily Jedinak,
  • Shaun McGovern

Why Read This Report

Enterprise architects who drive data management strategy must contend with new data source platforms and complex consumption and analysis scenarios. Current data management systems were built as monoliths of command and control, creating a rigid environment ill equipped to support today's business and customer needs for information and insight. Meeting today's dynamic data requirements goes beyond technology that focuses on operational capture, decision-support-oriented consumption, and data governance. Enterprise architects need to take into account a wider array of data sources and establish a performance measurement plan that tracks innovation and transformation metrics, not just cost reduction. Are you ready? This report outlines the key factors to consider when assessing the state of your data strategy and architecture. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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Table of Contents

  • Data Management Can Be Transformational, But Not Right Away
  • Govern And Measure Your Data To Unite Business And Operations
  • Assess Data Technology Across Three Dimensions
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Business Strategy And Capabilities Determine Your Architecture
  • Supplemental Material
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