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Where are organizations on their data management journey?

Segmenting the market by data management maturity

To determine Data Management Maturity, ESG asked respondents five key questions related to these challenges and used responses to make an assessment of how well the respondent's organization is positioned to overcome them. Respondents could earn their organization up to 5 maturity points in each question, for a maximum of 25 maturity points.

CHALLENGES AREA

SURVEY QUESTIONS ALIGNED TO CHALLENGES AREAS

DATA CHALLENGES

Very little trust ← → Data is our "single source of truth"

No and no plans ← → we use AI/ML today

INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGES

Highly siloed ← → Completely integrated

PEOPLE CHALLENGES

Few/no data scientists ← → We don't lack data scientists

No, and we have no plans for CDO ← → We have a CDO

ESG segmented respondents, and the organizations they represent as follows:

  • Stage 1 (or least mature, "Data Management Novices") - earned 5 points or less

  • Stage 2 - earned 6-10 points

  • Stage 3 - earned 11-15 points

  • Stage 4 - earned 16-19 points

  • Stage 5 (or most mature, "Data Management Leaders") - earned 20+ points

Data Management Maturity Distribution

Source: Enterprise Strategy Group

Nearly 70%
of the organizations surveyed are in either Stage 2 or Stage 3 today.

As evidenced by the maturity curve, the current state of data management maturity is relatively nascent, with just 8% of organizations surveyed earning the most mature designation - what we refer to as "Data management leaders" - and nearly 70% of the market falling in either Stage 2 or Stage 3 today.