How Alation Empowers Organisations’ Data Initiatives

Data is the number one priority for CEOs and Chief Data Officers today
With its Data Intelligence Platform we highlight how Alation helps data and analytics leaders get measurable returns on their investment

Amid the rapid advancement of AI, generative AI and cloud initiatives, data is the number one priority for CEOs and Chief Data Officers today. But according to research by Gartner, 69% of data and analytics (D&A) leaders are still struggling to deliver measurable returns on investment. 

According to Gartner, the most common roadblocks to the success of D&A initiatives are not related to technology but to people and process topics such as skills shortages, lack of business engagement, difficulty accepting change and poor literacy throughout the organisation. And with research revealing that organisations dedicated to cultivating a strong data culture drive innovation and agility and gain a distinct competitive edge, it has arguably never been more important to harness the power of data.

Now, data intelligence company Alation has announced the next major release of its Alation Data Intelligence Platform, including a next-generation user interface and business lineage capabilities built for data and analytics teams.  

Additionally, a new Alation Expert Services offering empowers both business and data leaders to measure and strengthen their organisation’s data culture with an emphasis on four foundational pillars: data search and discovery, data governance, data literacy, and data leadership. 

“Data has never been more strategic, yet most companies do not have the right approach and collaborative model within their organisations to succeed,” said Christos Mousouris, SVP of Customer Solutions at Alation. “Alation Expert Services has transformed us into a strategic business enabler together with our partners, offering support to guide organisations through their entire data culture maturity journey. We provide the essential tools and infrastructure needed for organisations to unlock the full potential of their data for transformative outcomes.”

The importance of building a data culture

It is predicted that, by 2025, nearly all employees will naturally and regularly leverage data to support their work. A data intelligence partner to D&A, AI, and business teams, Alation solutions have transformed data culture at more than 550 organisations, including 40% of the Fortune 100. The company says that its new capabilities strengthen an organisation’s ability to build a data culture by democratising access to data, strengthening data literacy programmes and empowering a wider range of users to find, understand, and trust data.

“We at Data Meaning are thrilled to be a key partner in the launch of Alation Expert Services,” said Caio Gouveia, Co-CEO of Data Meaning. “The Alation Data Intelligence Platform serves as the cornerstone for data-driven decision-making. However, fostering a strong data culture is an evolving process that demands ongoing support and effort to enhance the four key pillars of data culture. Our expertise in areas like data governance, cloud services, and data quality assurance is pivotal in empowering customers to fully exploit the potential of their data in Alation. Together, we are committed to unlocking the true business value through these innovative services, contributing to the evolution and maturity of data culture.”

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