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Smart Data: Enterprise Performance Optimization Strategy by James A. Rodger, James A. George

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5.1 STRATEGY

Enterprise executives of government and commercial business and industry need and deserve improved support for their primary responsibility, which is to optimize enterprise performance. We have studied this and believe that executive enterprise performance optimization systems can be developed employing the notion of smart data and smart data strategy that will vastly improve enterprise executives' ability to:

  • Anticipate and predict
  • Plan
  • Decide
  • Solve problems
  • Make sense
  • Model and simulate

Notice that we list “anticipate and predict” first because therein is the strategic path toward leadership and competitive superiority, which is a product of innovation. Too often, an enterprise's future is data deprived by deficient support. Data support includes automated analytical capacity to process actionable data in anticipation of enterprise needs and executive requirements. Improving this, executives' capacity can be increased to accommodate the explosion of demand from operating in a global environment. Increased and improved support of the type we envision will permit more timely attention to operational and tactical needs while increasing the range in anticipating and envisioning the future.

Both government and commercial enterprise operations are made exceedingly more complex from the impact of being in the global marketplace. Old tools and systems are inadequate to support management responsibilities. We want to equip executives with words that will help them communicate ...

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