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Will data strategy put your business ahead?

Is your data delivering the real, actionable, business-critical insights and competitive advantage that it should be? Or is it stagnating in silos? Slowing down operations? Increasing workloads?

Unlocking its true value is both a major imperative and a major challenge for the modern business. But how? By aligning all your data-driven objectives with DataOps. Discover why here.

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DataOps: aligning business goals with data strategy.

The latest research shows the value of DataOps in aligning people, processes, and technologies across the organization.

Read on to discover how these proven data practices can help organizations overcome critical data barriers, avoid common pitfalls, and hit the road to data success.

DataOps: aligning business goals with data strategy

Breaking down the data barriers.

With data volumes bigger than ever, and growing fast, it is all too easy for the critical insights hidden within them to get lost in silos and communication bottlenecks.

From shaping highly personalized customer experiences, to predicting supply and demand, to optimizing output, ensuring that data flows easily across the enterprise is vital if its inherent value is to be unlocked across every discipline.

Breaking down the data barriers

By overcoming data friction organizations can convert repositories of information into a valuable resource for insights that can lead to new markets, greater customer loyalty, and faster innovation.

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Blind to data‑driven insights and opportunities?

Despite continuing data growth, many organizations are actually moving against the tide. Becoming less data-driven. This is leading to a wave of missed opportunities.

Blind to data‑driven

The number of organizations using data and analytics as a competitive differentiator is declining…


So is the number using data to drive innovation…


What are the biggest data hindrances?

Most executives cite people, processes, and business culture as the key barriers to becoming data-driven*.


people, processes & culture



3 steps to deploying

a successful

DataOps strategy

1.Secure C-suite support

2.Educate employees on the value and benefits

3.Determine your data-driven business objectives

Who benefits?

DataOps breaks down barriers across the organization – making data insights and opportunities visible to all…

Data operators

Those managing, securing, and maintaining data

Data scientists and analysts

Those using data to drive innovation and spearhead new projects

Decision makers

Those defining data strategy to achieve big business ambitions

Take the quiz to
assess your data strategy

Question 1 of 3

Now that data volumes have risen,
are more of your business decisions driven by insight?

Yes No


But did you know that only 41% of organizations were using data and analytics to compete in 2021, compared with 48% in 2019?

It means you’re bucking the trend – getting more data driven, as many of your peers fall behind.

Next Question Go back

There’s work to do.

But you’re not alone. In 2021, 69% of organizations weren’t competing on data and analytics.

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board was in the same position.

“[Through DataOps], we discovered how to make our data searchable and provide insights back out into the marketplace,” says Brian Anthony, chief data officer.

Next Question Go back

Question 2 of 3

Is technology your biggest barrier to becoming data driven?

Yes No

You’re not alone.

This is what Paige Bartley of S&P had to say on the subject:

“When you look at the current volume, velocity, and variety of data within an organization today, there is no consistent way to scale up your data management or data governance effort without some level of automation.”

Next Question Go back

You’re in the majority.

In fact, 92% of executives cite people, business processes, and culture as a main barrier to becoming data driven.

Paige Bartley of S&P gives some tips to help:
“As an organization, you really have to think about the individuals who are involved in the usage of technology and data in their daily roles […] and how to demonstrate to them that automation is an opportunity.”

Next Question Go back

Question 3 of 3

Does your data help your people create market-changing products or services?

Yes No

That’s impressive.

In fact, you’re in the minority – only 49% of organizations were managing to drive innovation with data in 2021.

But will your systems scale, so you can continue to innovate as data volumes rise? To guarantee success going forward, you’ll need to break down silos and increase communication between those who produce data and those who consume it.

Next Go back

Time for a change?

51% of organizations were experiencing the same problem in 2021. In fact, driving innovation with data is less common than it was two years ago.

But why? Data silos and a lack of communication between those who produce data and those who consume it can prevent organizations from unlocking its true value. Especially as volumes rise.

Next Go back

It’s time to align business goals with data strategy. It’s time for DataOps.

You’ve seen some of the research results. Now, explore every insight.

Learn how the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board went from data rich to data driven.

Find out how your peers are coping with the pressure for data-led decision making – at lower cost.

Get advice from Harvard Business Review experts, who explain the crucial steps for DataOps success.

Only 24% of respondents say that their organization is laying the groundwork for a data-driven future

Teams that were split apart start working together, projects that took weeks to deploy now go live within days or hours, and outcomes are realized more frequently and more reliably.

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Deploying a successful DataOps strategy

Succeed with proven practices – while avoiding the pitfalls…

DataOps: aligning business goals with data strategy

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*Source: NewVantage Partners, January 2021