Cause for optimism in the data era

While the research clearly shows that organizations leading the pack in terms of data management capabilities outperform their less mature counterparts, even Data Management Novices are affecting dramatic change with data management:

Has your organization achieved any of the following benefits in the last 12 months as a direct result of its data management and analytics practice? (Data Management Novices, N=31)

Source: Enterprise Strategy Group

Even for Data Management Novices,
the average impact is estimated in the millions of dollars per year.