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80 percent of IT decision makers say outdated tech is holding them back

betanews: “A study by analysts Vanson Bourne for self service automation specialist SnapLogic looks at the data priorities and investment plans of IT decision makers, along with what’s holding them back from maximizing value. Among the findings are that 80 percent of those surveyed report that outdated technology holds their organization back from taking advantage of new data-driven opportunities. Also that trust and quality issues slow progress, with only 29 percent of respondents having complete trust in the quality of their organization’s data. Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) say they face unprecedented volumes of data but struggle to generate useful insights from it, estimating that they use only about half (51 percent) of the data they collect or generate. What’s more, respondents estimate that less than half (48 percent) of all business decisions are based on data. Those surveyed report spending nearly one-fifth (19.5 percent) of their time simply working on data and getting it ready for use. This includes low-level tasks such as manually integrating datasets, apps and systems, as well as building and maintaining custom APIs…”

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