Data Inflexibility Wrecks Analytics Projects, Survey Indicates — ADTmag

Data Inflexibility Wrecks Analytics Projects, Survey Indicates

A new survey of data analytics frontline pros and executives finds many have experienced project failures, with data inflexibility topping the list of challenges faced by enterprise teams.

The survey, conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of Snowflake Computing, polled 376 people with responsibility for data initiatives in order to understand their experiences, challenges and trends surrounding data analytics initiatives.

“Few organizations have been fully successful rolling out their data analytics initiatives,” says the report, titled Data Analytics: Beyond the Hype (free download upon providing registration info). “The vast majority (88 percent), have had ‘failed’ projects, where they have faced serious issues with adoption or use.” Those failed projects came in various forms, such as dissatisfied users, low adoption rate, budget overruns or high costs in relation to received value, and even “zombie projects” that were nearly completed but never deemed quite ready for users.

As far as the cause of these failures, “Topping the list was the inflexibility of existing infrastructure (51 percent) which prevented these data teams from achieving success with their projects,” the survey report said. “Also reported frequently were finding expertise (47 percent), taking too long to access additional data sources (42 percent) and inadequate budgets (42 percent).”

Data Inflexibility Wrecks Analytics Projects, Survey Indicates — ADTmag

A new survey of data analytics frontline pros and executives finds many have experienced project failures, with data inflexibility topping the list of challenges faced by enterprise teams. The survey, conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of Snowflake Computing, polled 376 people with responsibility for data initiatives in order to understand their experiences, challenges and trends surrounding data analytics initiatives.

 

 

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