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Create Data Strategies for the Small Enterprise

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Your Challenge

  • Effective data management requires a cross-functional approach that engages both the business and IT.
  • Despite the growing focus on data, many organizations struggle to develop an effective strategy for managing their data assets.
  • Effective data management is more than just a technical solution. It requires a change in culture from the business and investments in resourcing, technology, and process.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Data management is not one size fits all. Cut through the noise related to data management and create a strategy and process that is right for the organization.
  • Take a data-oriented approach. Maintain a focus on data throughout a project’s planning, delivery, and evaluation stages.

Impact and Result

  • Use this blueprint to develop, document, and prioritize the steps involved in building the data strategy.

Research & Tools

Create data strategies for the small enterprise

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should create data strategies. Review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Foster a data culture

Inform the business about the importance of data.

2. Conduct stakeholder interviews

Increase IT’s understanding of the business’ challenges and opportunities.

3. Organize and present findings

Present a prioritized list of data strategies to stakeholders.

Guided Implementations

This guided implementation is an eight call advisory process.

Guided Implementation #1 - Discuss project success factors during a scoping call.

Call #1 - Review Info-Tech’s applications practice and its services.
Call #2 - Review the blueprint’s structure, outputs, and content.
Call #3 - Discuss the data culture in the business.

Guided Implementation #2 - Discuss necessary inputs for data strategies.

Call #1 - Review SWOT results.
Call #2 - Review interview notes.
Call #3 - Identify any pressing topics.

Guided Implementation #3 - Review identified strategies.

Call #1 - Review prioritized data strategies.
Call #2 - Discuss how they will be presented to the business.

Search Code: 82180
Published: November 10, 2016
Last Revised: March 20, 2017