BARC Research Study: Data Black Holes

Are Data Silos Undermining Digital Transformation?

Jacqueline Bloemen
Jacqueline Bloemen Senior Analyst BARC
Timm Grosser
Timm Grosser Senior Analyst Data & Analytics BARC

The existence of data silos is nothing new. Data-producing applications were once isolated systems. They were built to at least partially automate a specific subtask of a business process. Today, data-based insights are being used to automate decisions. The goal is to make business processes faster, more efficient and less vulnerable to risk. Analytics-driven insights are also expected to drive business innovation.

This new BARC study evaluates current thinking around data silos and addresses several relevant questions, including:

  • What are the implications of data silos for the data-driven enterprise?
  • What are the main challenges companies are facing due to data silos?
  • Which approaches are being adopted to break down the barriers of these data and knowledge silos?

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