CIO for Blazent

February 5, 2016

Having inaccurate or incomplete data is bad for business. Yet substandard data quality is a staple of many organizations, largely because of a disconnect between CIOs and line of business managers, according to a 451 Research survey of 200 senior IT and business leaders from large enterprises. The research bolsters the case for a chief data officer (CDO), a C-suite executive who can both serve as a liaison between CIOs and business managers and boost data quality.

Only 40 percent of C-level executives are “very confident” in the quality of their organization’s data, says Carl Lehmann, the 451 Research analyst who wrote the report, commissioned by Blazent, a company that provides what it describes as data intelligence platforms. That 40 percent figure is a concerning sign at a time when 94 percent of senior IT leaders say that poor data quality impinges business outcomes, resulting, for example, in lost revenue or bad strategic decision-making.

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