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Mind the gap: Better IT-business alignment needed
This article is part of the BI Trends + Strategies issue of December 2012, Volume 1, Issue 12
A new year is rapidly approaching, when we traditionally assess our progress in meeting goals and set new ones. One resolution that undoubtedly will still be on the 2013 list for many organizations is to improve the relationship between IT professionals and the business users who depend on them for technology capabilities. In the feature story in the December issue of our BI Trends + Strategies e-zine, BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel contributor Claudia Imhoff examines the gap between what the business wants and what IT provides. We couldn’t close out 2012 without offering some predictions for next year on what has been this year’s hottest topic: “big data.” BeyeNETWORK expert Barry Devlin gazes into the future and says sound data management processes and efforts to mix pools of unstructured information with traditional transaction data will take center stage as organizations seek to uncover the business value in their big data environments. Another technology that has drawn attention this year is social media analytics. ...
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Features in this issue
Everyone talks about bringing IT and the business side closer together. Maybe next year is the time to make progress on that in your organization.
The eternal gap between IT departments and business units bedevils many organizations. But there’s a way to get them on the same page, and business intelligence has a role to play.
It’s easy to foretell continued growth in big data investments next year. But proper management and governance are needed to derive real business value from all that info.
While analyzing social media data can yield valuable information, consultants caution that the process is still a complex and inexact science.