Principle 2: Enable your data landscape for the flood from connected people and things
The Internet of Things is here and it has brought (and will continue to bring) unprecedented volumes of data with it.
"Companies over the last 20 years have been talking about enterprise data strategies because they have data marts and data silos sitting all around the company," Hunter says.
While organizations have worked hard to break down these silos, the coming flood of data will create them all over again unless your environment is prepared to cope with it.
"The amount of data that's being generated on a daily basis has far outstripped what we were used to in the last two decades," Hunter says. "You have to be prepared to manage the new velocity of data."
Hunter says that many new technologies equip organizations to capture and manage data. Your data landscape needs to incorporate a mix of these technologies to suit the specific data sets necessary for your business needs.