Ammunition for a key strategic asset
Business leaders now view data as among their most valuable strategic assets—some even call it the lifeblood of their organisation. Around the world, organisations that apply big data and analytics to their operations show productivity rates and profitability levels 5% to 6% higher than their peers.
To realise its value, data needs to be freed from its functional and technical silos so that it can flow usefully across the enterprise. It now becomes a Data Supply Chain – providing value where needed, triggering immediate action and enabling mission success.
For defence organisations, this will change the way they manage the business of logistics, HR, finance and operations. They will be able to get answers faster than they ever could before and be able to ask questions they never thought to ask before. It will lead them to being an organisation with a truly enterprise-wide view that learns from the descriptive past but also predictively plans for the future. In short, a data supply chain will transform defence by linking data within the domains but also integrating domains to provide a holistic mission outcomes focus that will enable improved decision making, increased efficiency and cost reduction.