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Ovum has created the data-driven readiness assessment, a practical tool to help enterprises understand the key people, process, technology, and data capabilities that enable the data-driven enterprise.


  • Assessing the current state of the enterprise is key to understanding how to make thoughtful investments to improve capability.
  • Although very few organizations will ever become entirely data-driven, the opportunity to use data to improve decision-making across the enterprise has never been better.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the continuum of data and analytics technologies for the enterprise, and the role they play in making decision-making data-driven.
  • Assess your enterprise's current data-driven readiness with a business-friendly assessment of the key capabilities required.

Key questions answered

  • What are the major barriers to becoming data-driven, and how are technology solutions evolving to help overcome them?
  • Which roles, capabilities, and technologies are key to enabling the data-driven enterprise?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Data and analytics are often isolated from the business and each other

  • Islands of analytical capability exist across the enterprise
  • Connectivity among data, analytics, and business users is poor

New architectural approaches to data and analytics are emerging

  • The cloud and emerging platforms are critical enablers
  • Do not attempt to trash the past; augment

The Ovum data-driven readiness assessment

  • A guide to the tangible factors that help define and enable the data-driven enterprise
  • How to use the readiness assessment

Practical steps for building a blueprint for your data-driven enterprise

  • Understand that three pillars support everything else
  • Select the quick wins that work for you
  • Compound success to build support for bigger changes


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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