The Survey: Questions and Responses

This is part 10 of 11 from “Analytics: The New Path to Value,” a report on the findings of the 2010 New Intelligent Enterprise Global Executive Study and Research Project.

Q1. What are the primary challenges facing your organization in the next two years?

(Please select your top three)

Q2. How well do the following statements describe your organization?

(Please rate on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 = Strongly disagree and 5 = Strongly agree)

The organization predicts and prepares for the future by proactively evaluating scenarios or potential trade-offs
The organization makes decisions based on rigorous analytic approaches (e.g., quantitative modeling, simulation)
The organization manages data to enable the ability to share and aggregate data across departments or business units
Business information and analytics differentiate us within the industry
Improving our information and analytics capability is a top priority in our organization
Employees are encouraged to challenge current practices and approaches
The organization has more data than it knows how to use effectively

Q3. To what extent does your organization apply analytics to the following activities?

Q4. How well does your business unit or department perform the following information and analytic tasks?

(Please rate on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 = Poorly and 5 = Very well)

Q5. What are the highest data priorities for your organization?

(Please select up to three.)

Q6. Where are analytics primarily performed within your organization?

(Please select one.)

Q7. Select the type of analytics creating the most value in your organization today and in 24 months.

Q8. How often do you use information and analytics to inform your actions and support decision making in your day-to-day role?

Q9. How would you rate your personal analytic skill level?

Q10. How is your organization most likely to explore new uses of analytics?

(Please select up to two.)

Q11. To what extent is your business unit or department under pressure to adopt new/advanced information and analytics approaches?

Q12. What are the primary obstacles to widespread adoption and use of information and analytics in your organization?

(Please select up to three.)

Q13. Imagine an organization transformed by better ways to collect, analyze and be prescriptively guided by information. How close are you to that ideal?

(Please rate on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 = Not at all close and 10 = Very close)


Q14. Where do you think the greatest opportunities with analytics lie for your function, organization or industry?


Q15. May we contact you further about your answer to this question? (If yes, you’ll be asked to give us your contact information at the end of the survey.)

Q16. Which of the following best describes your role?

Q17. What is your main functional area?

Q18. Which of the following best describes the activities involved in your day-to-day role?

Q19. What is your primary industry?

Q20. What is your organization’s global annual revenue in U.S. dollars?

Q21. How would your describe your organization’s competitive position?

Q22. In which geographic region are you personally located?