You could say nearly every business is suffering from the Midas Curse of the modern era. No, everything we touch isn’t turning into gold—it’s turning into data. Just look around. Every exposed surface of your organization is replete with information assets.
Wait, but isn’t this great news? At first glance, you may start counting your lucky stars when you find your data stores full to the brim. After all, in the modern era, data is extremely valuable. When data is aggregated across the business, combined and analyzed, decision makers can make better, more-informed decisions. The ability to use a vantage point capable of overseeing the entire data estate of your business and embedding it with AI is a key competitive differentiator for today’s market leaders.
But like King Midas cracking a tooth on his dinner turned to gold, too much of a good thing can prove an unexpected problem. The data reality for most organizations is sprawling, siloed and overflowing. How can business leaders possibly make data accessible, simple to leverage and trustworthy?