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Survey Reveals Most Organizations Struggle to Extract Value from Operational Data

August 8, 2018

Devo-sponsored research shows 88 percent of business, security and IT professionals can’t access the data needed to do their jobs effectively

Cambridge, MA, August 8, 2018 – Devo Technology, formerly Logtrust, today released a new research report, “What’s Data Got to Do with It?” Administered by Vanson Bourne, the survey of 400 business, IT and security decision makers examines what it means to be data-driven in the digital age and the importance of a unified approach to analyzing, storing and sharing operational data and insights. The results demonstrate the difficulties enterprises face when attempting to integrate data into their real-time security, operations, and business decision making.

Organizations depend on operational data to drive improvements in all areas of an enterprise, but the survey reveals that data volumes are affecting productivity. Two thirds (68 percent) report their organization has so much data they struggle to make use of it all.

“Respondents indicate that combining real-time streaming data with historical data would give them the ability to uncover new perspectives, insights, and opportunities. But as our research shows, there are many challenges facing organizations attempting to integrate data into their real-time security, operations, and business decision making,” said Dimitri Vlachos, VP Marketing at Devo. “This report pinpoints the most common challenges preventing organizations from extracting operational value from their data across the enterprise.”

Key report findings include:

  • Business, IT and security users face obstacles with enterprise-wide data access: While data is everywhere, creating a unified view of this information is challenging; 74 percent report their business is currently using different systems for real-time and historical data storage and analysis, and 95% face obstacles when trying to get a single view of data.
  • Data is evolving and so are the means for acting on it: Seventy-five percent of IT and business professionals agree that searching for data is challenging and time-consuming, indicating the barrier is in the approach to managing the enterprise’s data, not the people seeking access.
  • Organizations struggle with the negative impacts of data silos: More data is being generated by IT, sensors, devices, business applications, customer clicks, etc., resulting in more data silos; 98 percent state their organization experiences challenges trying to reduce these silos.
  • Different data sources provide new perspectives: Ninety-one percent agree that combining historical data and real-time data would be valuable to their organization, providing true and more actionable insights.

 To download the full report, please visit

The survey of 400 U.S. and European respondents was conducted by independent research firm Vanson Bourne in early 2018. Respondents included IT, security, and business decision makers, all from organizations with at least 500 employees across a range of private sectors, including financial services and telecommunications.
About Devo
Devo Technology, formerly Logtrust, is the leading Data Operations Platform for the digital enterprise. Devo delivers real-time operational analytics on streaming and historical data to help enterprises drive sustained performance and growth. The Devo Data Operations Platform collects, enhances and analyzes machine, business and operational data from all aspects of the business. Devo provides real-time analytics and insight for IT, security, and business teams at the world’s largest organizations. For more information visit


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