Data Management Wish List: IT is Open to Big Changes (ComputerWorld)
Armies may march on their stomachs, but businesses march on their data. If a company's operational, market or competitive data is old, inaccurate or simply hard to access and analyze, the consequences can be dire. On the positive side, companies able to rapidly collect and leverage meaningful data can significantly improve their battlefield prospects. Data management, access and analysis haven't always received the same amount of consideration, or respect, as the corporate applications that generate and consume the data. In recent years, however, IT leaders have focused much more attention on their organizations' data management platforms and capabilities.