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The Human Impact of Data Literacy

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A leader’s guide to democratizing data, boosting productivity and empowering the workforce

Data is a gold mine that can help the Intelligent Enterprise drive growth. Yet, while organizations continue to collect, store and analyze data, its real potential remains largely untapped. In fact, research from Forrester found that between 60 and 73 percent of all enterprise data is never analyzed.

That said, it would be wrong to ignore the significant investment that many firms have made in state-of-the-art solutions to uncover and unlock new opportunities from their data. From local police forces to the world’s largest banks, organizations are using data to prevent fraud, create better customer experiences and even save lives. But we are still just scratching at the surface of data’s full potential.<p><p>
Businesses increasingly recognize that augmenting the capabilities of the whole workforce—rather than one small team of data specialists—can significantly increase the business opportunity of data. So, while investment in training and solutions has largely focused on smaller groups of employees with data expertise, individuals across all business functions are increasingly expected to become self-sufficient with data and make data-driven decisions.`