Tech teams all over the world are feeling the pressure of juggling everyday operational requirements and the demand for data-driven insights. Find out how you can integrate modern data solutions more effectively with these top tips.
Modern organisations are realising that real-time data, information, and insight are the fuel for fast and effective decision-making. In fact, data-driven solutions can improve customer experience, drive innovation, unlock cost-savings and minimise risk.
As a result, Tech teams are feeling the pressure to capture every little bit of data, every day, and transform it into meaningful, real-time insights that the business can use. But, juggling those demands with everyday operational requirements is no mean feat.
At Perfekt, we’ve helped many Tech teams to integrate their modern data solutions successfully.
Today, we’re sharing their top tips for success:
Accept that legacy technologies cannot solve modern problems.
You will need to convince your entire leadership team, and eventually, the rest of your business, that legacy technologies cannot solve modern problems. Traditional data solutions that were once effective, no longer meet the needs of our evolving information landscape. Data output is growing at an astonishing rate. In fact, by 2020, every human being on the planet will produce an estimated 1.7 MB of new information, every second. Data-sets that big simply cannot be processed using traditional techniques. Your business needs modern data solutions that have the power to do the job.
Invest in your integrations.
You might have sourced the most powerful modern data solution on the market, but if you don’t properly resource its integration, it’s going to be a flop. Whether you’re introducing a new data centre, data storage or cloud solution be sure to allocate sufficient labour, skills, tools and budget to its integration. Don’t set your business up to fail by under-investing in its future.
Keep security and compliance top of mind.
When integrating modern data solutions, keep security and compliance top of mind. Don’t let your organisation’s data protection, archival and compliance requirements become an afterthought. It’s just not worth the risk.
Engage and support business functions.
So, you’ve got a great new data solution and a well-resourced and secure integration plan. Now, all you have to do is take it to the masses. That might be easier said than done. Sometimes, people respond to new technology with resistance and fear. But, you can overcome this with an engagement plan that promotes a positive mindset towards technology, leverages key influencers and early adopters, incorporates robust testing, provides training and educational resources, and generates ongoing feedback for continuous improvement
Most importantly, don’t be too quick to step away from the functions, post-launch. Many users won’t yet have the confidence, technical expertise or permission level to self-solve issues within the new solution. At least for a while, you’ll need to keep supporting the functions, as well as centralised IT.
Remember, modern data solutions are the fuel for fast and effective decision-making. Ask yourself, what could you be doing to make your integrations more successful?
Are you ready to maximise your return on data?
Together with Hitachi Vantara, Perfekt connects business, human and machine data to create Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that benefit companies and society as a whole. Leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence, our Hitachi Vantara’s unique Data Stairway to Value helps organisations to store, protect, enrich, activate and monetise their data. If you’re ready to maximise your return on data, contact a Perfekt specialist for a free consultation or visit www.perfekt.com.au.