Data Modeling and Collaboration: Insights for Business and Data Professionals

Corporate data is dramatically increasing in importance. The ability to easily capture information, store data at a low cost and the introduction of new technologies for analysis have revolutionized the way business decisions are made. It is imperative to have trustworthy data that correctly represents all aspects of the business environment.

Data modeling can be a useful way to improve data quality and integrity and establish the foundation for a business-driven data architecture. But how extensively is it used? Are the benefits understood across all stakeholders responsible for business data? What are the organizational and technical challenges? What is the impact of data modeling for agile development?

This report contains a summary of survey results from 402 business and data stakeholders, including statistics showing:

  • How frequently data is misused or misunderstood
  • Factors that contribute to data quality issues
  • Types of challenges facing data professionals