What's stopping you from being a data-driven business? Phil Simon points to four common stumbling blocks.
It's easier said than done to be a data-driven business, but the squeeze is worth the juice.
.@philsimon says that it's never too early to think about the IoT and data management.
.@philsimon on whether big data and analytics offer true guarantees.
.@philsimon provides insights on whether a data strategy can result in competitive advantage.
.@philsimon on whether data governance is still relevant.
.@philsimon on the soft skills that Big Data requires.
.@philsimon on the new role of IT.
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