Gartner define a digital business as a data-driven organisation whose success depends on all employees being information workers who can “speak data.”
As data and analytics become ever-more pervasive in all aspects of all businesses, across communities and even in our personal lives, the ability to read, write and communicate data in context, is more important now than ever before.
Whether explaining to the board how data and analytics are manifest in a company’s use cases, explaining how to identify, access, integrate and manage internal and external datasets creatively, or describing advanced analytics techniques, data and analytics disciplines are the foundational capabilities driving the digital economy.
“Poor data literacy and lack of related skills are among the top four inhibitors to data and analytics success, according to Gartner’s Fifth Annual Chief Data Officer (CDO) Survey.”Gartner, 2020
However, whilst data literacy is widely regarded as the new business competency and a requirement for digital dexterity, it is still one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today.
In this research, Gartner outline their roadmap for data literacy and data-driven business transformation, addressing the opportunities, challenges and steps, which business leaders need to take, in order to both survive and thrive in a digital economy.
Gartner, Roadmap for Data Literacy and Data-Driven Business Transformation: A Gartner Trend Insight Report, 5 October 2020, Alan D. Duncan. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.