Business is still not data-driven, why not?

When will firms become more data-driven from the ground up?

During a period in world human history when some streams of data and information sharing are more critical to preserving our wellbeing than ever, one might imagine that core industry technology platforms and their corresponding operational channels were data-driven from the start.

Despite the proliferation of information sources, not every aspect of our world runs on data for a number of reasons. Opponents of the UK's Brexit predicament might table ‘data' as a key validation for why Britain should never have moved towards leaving the EU. It turns out, clearly, that politics and people's personal perceptions can be mightier than information, in any form.

Languishing in legacy lethargy

In industry, it's often a case of legacy IT infrastructures not being suited to modern data-driven methods.

These are still systems that run on data, they're IT systems after all, but they were architected in the pre-millennial era when the notion of web-scale expansiveness, cloud flexibility, in-memory immediacy and perhaps GPU-charged processing acceleration were too embryonic to build into the DNA of the applications and databases of the day.

New research commissioned by analytics database company Exasol suggests that 63% of UK data decision makers experience resistance from employees in adopting data-driven methods. Crucially, legacy IT infrastructures were also cited as an obstacle to democratising data by 79% of respondents.

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