“The mandate for IT to deliver business value has never been stronger. In fact, 76% of executives believe IT must be an active partner in developing business strategy. Agility is key to success here. However, most enterprises are hampered by data strategies that leave teams flat-footed when the market shifts or new challenges arise.
Take structured Data Management systems, for instance. This option worked well when the enterprise data landscape was itself predominantly structured. But the world is different now, and the enterprise data landscape is now dominated by hybrid, varied, and changing data. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), rise in unstructured data volume, increasing relevance of external data sources, and the trend towards hybrid multi-cloud environments are obstacles to satisfying each new data request. The old Data Strategy, centered around relational data systems, is fundamentally broken. So how can enterprises shift from a reactive to a responsive Data Strategy?”