Data Diabetes is the metaphor for how organizations struggle to effectively use data to create value, in the same way that diabetic organisms cannot effectively use sugar. On a daily basis I hear clients lament that they have too much data, not enough data, or the wrong data, often simultaneously. These organizations are suffering from Data Diabetes: They need data to thrive and create value, but they are unable to effectively put that data to use.
- Most organizations follow policies, processes and procedures that have changed little since 2000, but we now live in an entirely different world
- Organizations use data to power three types of processes: Discover, Decide and Defend
- Data Diabetes describes how organizations fail to use data effectively in one or more of these three processes