Quantifying the Case for Enhanced Data Preparation

The growing scale and variety of data, coupled with the increasing competitive necessity of data-driven decision-making, has made data preparation a focal point of data analyst mindshare. As such, businesses are compelled to invest in new technologies to augment their data preparation activities and allow them to handle greater scales and complexity of data more efficiently.

To provide guidance to data analysts and technology decision makers on investing in data preparation solutions, Blue Hill Research conducted a survey of 186 data analysts. The survey results quantify how data analysts are spending their time, and identify the extent to which data analysts are required to spend time preparing data as opposed to conducting value added analysis.

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About James Haight

James Haight is a principal analyst at Blue Hill Research focusing on analytics and emerging enterprise technologies. His primary research includes exploring the business case development and solution assessment for data warehousing, data integration, advanced analytics and business intelligence applications. He also hosts Blue Hill's Emerging Tech Roundup Podcast, which features interviews with industry leaders and CEOs on the forefront of a variety of emerging technologies. Prior to Blue Hill Research, James worked in Radford Consulting's Executive and Board of Director Compensation practice, specializing in the high tech and life sciences industries. Currently he serves on the strategic advisory board of the Bentley Microfinance Group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to community development through funding and consulting entrepreneurs in the Greater Boston area.
Posted on February 26, 2016 by James Haight

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