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Prevalence Of Access To Data At Companies, October 2014 [CHART]

Prevalence Of Access To Data At Companies, October 2014 [CHART]

When it comes to maximizing big data, companies need to share the numbers across departments. Unfortunately, that’s not happening, based on October 2014 polling by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Among executives surveyed worldwide, about two-thirds agreed that some departments in their organizations had much better access to data than others. Around four in 10 said access to relevant data was limited and strictly controlled at their organization or that accessing it wasn’t easy. And while more execs want to create a data-driven business, some had issues with employees gathering data, let alone sending it along to others.

Just over one-quarter of respondents believed that all employees had access to the data they needed—and only 16% said the same but that it was also available in a user-friendly way. The ability to customize data feeds and dashboards with data was allowed by few. Read the rest at eMarketer.