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10 Reasons Why You Need to Improve your Data Literacy

by Andrew White  |  March 3, 2019  |  Comments Off on 10 Reasons Why You Need to Improve your Data Literacy

Ten reasons why you need to increase your data literacy, or why you should engage with Gartner/and attend a Gartner Data and Analytics Conference:

Do you “see” your organization in any of these:

  1. We don’t need to leverage more data to make smarter decisions.
  2. Our analytics strategy is centered on delivering the best dashboards for our business users.
  3. Data and application silos do not slow us down and they make it easier to achieve our mission critical priorities
  4. We trust our data perfectly and have no issues whatsoever with data risk, data security, data privacy, data retention, or data availability
  5. We (IT) measure our effectiveness on the number of reports we publish to the business
  6. We budget every year for IT innovation and know that spending on new tools drives our success
  7. The IT vendors we work with have our primary business interests at heart when they proffer new solutions; as such we don’t need our own architecture
  8. We have an effective architecture office that sits “outside” of our business operations
  9. AI is the answer to most of our challenges so we just need to spend more
  10. We measure rigorously and easily the value and return of every data and analytics investment and this guides our future investments


Andrew White
Research VP
8 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a Distinguished Analyst and VP. His roles include Chief of Research and Content Lead for Data and Analytics. His main research focus is data and analytics strategy, platforms, and governance. Read Full Bio

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