5 data analytics success stories: An inside look

Many CIOs are doubling down on their data analytics strategies to achieve business goals.

10 data analytics success stories: An inside look
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If data is the new oil, then knowing how to refine it into actionable business insights is the key to unleashing its potential and may raise the profile of IT leaders who can harness analytics to make business more efficient or improve customer experiences.

Accordingly, many CIOs have turned their data science chiefs onto defining a data and analytics strategy, which has emerged as the top responsibility of 86 percent of data and analytics leaders, up from 64 percent in 2016, according to Gartner research published in October.

“IT leaders need to look at data first to succeed in their digital initiatives, rather than treating them as an afterthought to help with ad hoc projects,” says Gartner analyst Mike Rollings. He adds that 45 percent of more than 3,000 respondents to Gartner’s 2019 CIO survey said that they were boosting their investment in business intelligence and data analytics.

CIOs who applied analytics in the hopes of boosting business growth recently shared lessons learned and advice for peers undertaking similar efforts.

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