By Gemma Morris
7th January 2015

There's never been more data in our lives and yet the skills gap in the Information Management sector is a ticking timebomb, threatening to be the key differentiator between success and failure for many of the UK's top data-driven organisations.

We've been running our landmark survey to hear your views on the management of data in your organisation and what you believe will be the keys to success in the future.

The whitepaper is now ready for you to download, simply follow the link here to learn about the state of data in 2015.

Thank-you to everyone that took part, we are leaving the discussion below open so please feel free to add a comment!

Comments

"They often have too much data so they cant see the wood for the trees" - Barry Price

"There are so many types of data , data flowing through router etc. It is really impossible to tap all the data" - Chetan

"Without Big data,hdfs, spark, hadapt, loom and NOSQL,Columnar,graph, document and RDBMS, our future is gloomy." - Raja K Thaw

"Too many knee-jerk reactions to data whether gathering, storing, presenting, protection or security.

Over-use of tools for the masses such as Excel leads to data corruption and drowns organisations in data.

Fear of the latest advances in data management and storage results in organisations falling behind those with the courage to use the best of what is available.

Data is black and white by it’s nature yet too many of those involved in working with data (especially data protection) put restrictive interpretations on it’s use." - Tarek Moghul

"The truth is always there in the data. The problem is that it is so well hidden." - Mark Humphries

"I think part of the problem today is with all the technology coming out people sometimes think you can exploit the data with tools alone and forget the human element and skill set it takes to really do it well." - Steven Gockley

"To be successful in any data management project, key points include; business sponsorship and the right culture of understanding that its a journey not a magic wand." - Liz Henderson

"Data is often an afterthought but needs to be central. Linking data to business process (purpose and content) remains a challenge." - Adam Masters

"Thank-you to everyone that’s taken part, the survey is getting an amazing response so we’re really excited about seeing the final results. Also thanks for all the great comments, we love to hear what you have to say, keep them coming!" - Claire Samuel

"The single most significant barrier to mastering information management is the failure of IT to understand that a two-legged stool is not a stool. Infrastructure, Interface, and Information all need to be balanced for IM to work.

Unfortunately, most in IT – from the CIO on down – believe that Infrastructure and Interfaces are all you need and that the rest is snake oil." - John O'Gorman

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