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The 5 Essential Components
of a Data Strategy


About this paper

There's no shortage of blue-sky thinking when it comes to organisations' strategic plans and road maps. Why not ditch impractical thinking and build a data strategy with realistic goals and measurable deliverables? This paper explores five components needed to build a data strategy that can deliver tangible results for the business - today and tomorrow - as your business needs grow and evolve.


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 We do not have the right skills
 Data quality is poor
 Higher cost of mining data
 Insufficient storage capacity
 Inability to meet business time-to-market demands
 Unable to analyse unstructured data
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