When it comes to data organisation, most companies struggle.
In current market conditions flexibility is a must.
Unfortunately, many organisations are stuck using traditional methods for their financial planning.
This includes using spreadsheets and creating a once a year static plan, which is poorly communicated throughout the company.
Planning in such a way has significant risks.
A common business tool, spreadsheets are still heavily used in organisations for financial planning.
Unfortunately, their use comes with significant risk.
As Belinda Johnson, CEO of Mindfull, found in a previous role as the CFO for a large property development firm, not summing a column right to the bottom led to a million-dollar mistake.
Why are NZ businesses increasingly mindful of data risk and sovereignty? And what does that actually mean?
A Missed Opportunity and A Significant Risk
In this increasingly data-driven world, companies that are able to turn their data assets into results, revenue and growth are the ones getting ahead.
However, most companies have no idea what data they have and where it is.
A recent study of US IT and IT security professionals found that 62% of respondents are most concerned by not knowing where their organisations’ confidential or sensitive data is located.
And, even if they do know where it is, it’s unlikely they know its quality and whether it’s suitable for analysis.
This is not just a missed opportunity to discover valuable insights, but also a significant risk to their business.
Without visibility of their data and where it is located, they have no idea about their data’s sovereignty, security, or who has access to it. Making data governance extremely difficult.
This blog post originally appeared on Informatica’s blog on the 28th of August, 2018. It has been revised.
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Each of these industries have unique needs, which National Instruments serves in individualised ways. The National Instruments IT team is charged with future proofing the business’ IT infrastructure and providing guidance to the individual business units. They’ve also developed a robust data management strategy across the enterprise.