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Data preparation tools Your analytics strategy’s secret weapon

November 05, 2019 / Thor Olavsrud

To reap the benefits of data analytics, you first have to get data preparation right. For many organizations, this is a significant bottleneck, with up to 70 percent of their time focused on data preparation tasks, according to recent research from Gartner.Finding, accessing, cleaning, transforming, and sharing the data, with the right people and in a timely manner, continues to be one of the most time-consuming roadblocks in data management and analytics," says Ehtisham Zaidi, senior director analyst of Gartner's Data and Analytics team and lead author of Gartner's Market Guide for Data Preparation Tools. For organizations seeking to transform their business with analytics, the chief problem is less about mastering AI and more about mastering the data pipeline, says Jonathan Martin, chief marketing officer of Hitachi Vantara.