The Need for Data Preparation
Data is a critical asset for business, but many business professionals have difficulty in getting to the data they need in a timely fashion. The inability to access data and prepare it for effective business use can impede efficiency in making decisions, acting on them and maintaining compliance with regulations.
Data is stored today not just in structured forms in databases but in a variety of information systems and formats. Indeed, working with content of various sorts is a top priority for two out of three organizations, as shown in our benchmark research on big data integration, and almost two-thirds of organizations said they need to integrate it with other information and use it in a variety of ways.