- Data professionals spend 60 percent of their time getting to insight, but just 27 percent of that time is spent on actual analysis. Instead, 37 percent of that "getting to insight" time is spent searching for data and 36 percent of that time is spent preparing data.
- These data workers waste 30 percent of their time—on average 14 hours per week—because they cannot find, protect or prepare data. They waste another 20 percent of their time—10 hours per week—building information assets that already exist. In total, they lose 50 percent of their time every week on unsuccessful activities or repeating efforts.
- Even though data discovery and integrity is important for business, 30 to 50 percent of organizations say they are not where they want to be.
- The inefficiencies of data intelligence and knowledge is costing U.S. organizations $1.7M per year for every 100 employees, and European organizations €1.1M per year for every 100 employees.
"Data discovery is important to all aspects of business, from operations efficiency to compliance to risk reduction, revenue growth, and beyond," said Stewart Bond, Director of Data Integration and Integrity Software Research at IDC. "Knowledge of how, where and why data is used, by whom, and what information already exists will help data professionals refrain from repeating efforts, increase personal productivity and free-up time for more advanced analytics."To download the full IDC InfoBrief, please visit www.alteryx.com/idc-data-catalog. About Alteryx Revolutionizing business though data science and analytics, Alteryx offers an end-to-end analytics platform which empowers data analysts and scientists alike to break data barriers, deliver insights, and experience the thrill of getting to the answer faster. Organizations all over the world rely on Alteryx daily to deliver actionable insights. For more information visit www.alteryx.com. Alteryx is a registered trademark of Alteryx, Inc. All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.