Data access, quality and integration are present across industries and one constant are the challenges data professionals navigate in order to actually analyze the data. DATAVERSITY brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Infographic: Nearly 40% of Data Professionals Spend Half of Their Time Prepping Data.”

The article shares an infographic that does a great job telling the story of data management. Like most situations, the point of access is where the process starts and it shows that in many cases it takes weeks to gain access to the data needed for an adequate analysis. This challenge has even prompted some analysts to learn programming languages to make it easier for them to help themselves in accessing and preparing data.

The accuracy and quality of data is also a huge concern for analysts. Data analysts have found it a cumbersome task to fix erroneous data or changed processes to ensure accuracy prior to analysis. As a result, businesses have taken great efforts to have data warehouses with data quality requirements and they make intensive assessment an integral part of any data project.

Melody K. Smith

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