Understanding the Importance of Data Management
Although executive interaction with business intelligence and performance management solutions generally involves accessing and interacting with dashboards and reports, it is still essential to understand how back end data comes together to provide the necessary ingredients to enable better decision making. In a world where business units are becoming more self sufficient and knowledgeable about managing their overall processes through the use of technology, it becomes more important to identify the value of data and its interaction.
The ability to break down concepts and understand how things work enables business units to build and manage applications on their own. Alternatively, this knowledge allows executives to understand how disparate business units function and what IT needs in order to do their jobs and develop effective end user applications. With the increasing ability to deploy solutions without the aid of IT, organizations may be asking, why is knowing about data and its infrastructure important?