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How IT departments enable analytics operations

IT departments enable analytics in organizations by ensuring that the data architecture is in place, including tools, processes and procedures.

TechTargetAs organizations become increasingly digital, there has been greater collaboration between IT and the business — a necessary partnership when it comes to enabling successful data analytics.

Modern IT departments need to be data-savvy and have strong collaboration skills. They also need to ensure the IT ecosystem can support real-time or near-real-time insights, which includes ensuring the timely flow of reliable data.

IT’s role is increasingly become the enabler. IT departments enable analytics and data use in organizations by putting processes in place, as well as installing the data platform and analytics tools that best fit the organization’s needs.

“It is necessary to strike a balance between self-service and governance … by putting in place data architectures that support both,” said Myles Gilsenan, vice president of data, analytics and AI at enterprise application services company Apps Associates.

The more sophisticated IT shops are oriented toward data, as opposed to oriented just toward infrastructure, Gilsenan said. Such organizations may advocate for things like data catalogs to help the business understand and properly use data assets, including data in raw form. 

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