Squeezing Value From Data – Higher Education Institutions: What do you think?


SAS sponsored this report which draws on a survey of 752 executives, as well as in-depth interviews with 17 senior executives and experts who are regarded as data pioneers.  I would love to hear from other higher education institutions in regard to “the importance of data to company functions” section.  This report focuses on a more corporate audience, but I imagine that in a university setting you might see Finance (Audit & Regulatory Compliance) and Advancement added to the list below.  And, perhaps, more mission-driven data such as Learning data (student/teacher performance).  Blackboard Analytics has a neat product in that arena (see screen shot below):

Blackboard Learn Analytics

Blackboard Learn Analytics

Overall, I think this infographic represents a comprehensive list of some of the key challenges of big data and business intelligence.  What is the most compelling bit of information in this infographic for you?

Squeezing Value From Data Infographic (credit:  SAS, All Analytics)

Squeezing Value From Data Infographic (credit: SAS, All Analytics)

I found the following two questions of particular interest.  These questions provoke thought about having the right type of talent within your organization and ensure that you have achieved the right type of outcome for your end-user.

Economist Intelligence Unit Survey:  Skills Gap

A skills gap question from the Economist Intelligence Unit survey in March 2012

Economist Intelligence Unit Survey:  Data Processing Speed

A data processing speed increase question from the Economist Intelligence Unit survey conducted in March 2012.

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