This blog entry was originally posted on The Imperative Blog
An article I wrote for Information Management magazine was just posted.
Every organization has its share of tools and technologies that generate vast amounts of data for its employees to sort, filter, mash together, split apart or some combination of these activities. We basically do anything and everything to the data in an endless effort to make sense of it for one simple and consistent reason. We do all of this so that we, or someone we will present the data to, can take the results and act on them. When this effort is either not done well or not done at all, the result is wasted time/energy, fire fighting incidents that do not have an immediate impact to business services.
Click here to read the full article on the Information Magazine website.