When Too Much Data Gets in the Way of Decision-Making

Campus Technology: Coming to agreement and making decisions in a campus environment where data grows like Steve McQueen's blob can be an exercise in futility. When you think you've got just the right information to make your best business case, somebody else shows up at the meeting with facts that contradict your latest Prezi slide.

To address this challenge, a project at Indiana University in play since January 2015 intends to improve its leaders' abilities to make decisions by providing a single, comprehensive "data fabric" that will allow users to view what they need and provide consistent reporting across units at executive levels.

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