In the distant past (circa 2015), IT was responsible for providing data consumers with data, tools, and development expertise. Today, the landscape is shifting, especially in larger organizations. Nowadays, IT provides some of the data – the certified, clean data. Consuming departments fill the rest of the needs – tools, analytic experts, even non-certified data. This shift has been enabled by a number of factors including cloud technologies, an increase in technical competence in the population at large, and a desire to do more and do it more quickly. There’s still a role for IT’s analytic data sets, like data warehouses, but as just one component in a broader infrastructure that is increasingly controlled by the consumers of data.
How is your organization adapting to the new realities of analytics? I’d love to hear. Pop me an email or a call sometime.