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Breaking Down Information Silos in Medium and Large Organizations

Unlocking the potential of data in medium and large organizations is a challenge, and information silos often stand in the way. According to Business2Community, collaboration and communication silos cost North American businesses seven hours per week, totaling over 350 hours annually1. In a digital age dominated by data, organizations must break free from these constraints to harness the benefits of data analytics, visualization, and efficient management.


What Are Information Silos?

An information silo refers to an information management system where specific groups within an organization record data but restrict access to other groups. These silos can protect critical information but often hinder strategic communication between different parts of the organization. Silos may arise due to differing priorities, conflicting goals, or a lack of transparency.

The Cost of Information Silos:

McKinsey & Company reveals that organizations lose up to 30% of revenue due to poor data quality.
Indeed underscores that information silos lead to duplication of efforts, with employees spending up to 20 hours per week searching for information.

Data-Driven Decision-Making:

McKinsey & Company emphasizes that data-driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers.
Forbes highlights that companies utilizing analytics are five times more likely to make faster decisions.

Strategic Shifts for Overcoming Silos:

McKinsey & Company identifies that 87% of organizations are undergoing digital transformations to break down silos5.
Forbes outlines the four pillars of an effective data and analytics strategy: data quality, data management, analytics, and governance.

Empowering Data Intelligence:

Implementing data visualization tools can transform raw data into actionable insights, aiding in better decision-making and strategic planning. Database Management Systems (DBMS) play a crucial role in efficiently storing, retrieving, and managing vast amounts of data, ensuring a seamless flow of information.

Sustainable Solutions:

Dun & Bradstreet’s ESG Ranking provides a sustainability analytics solution, allowing organizations to assess and monitor their business partners’ ESG performance. RooTree Analytic Inc, specializing in eco-friendly packaging, emphasizes sustainable practices in both data management and reporting7.

Optimizing HR and Marketing:

Marketing analytics tools empower organizations to gauge the effectiveness of marketing strategies, ensuring targeted and impactful campaigns.
People analytics, a subset of HR analytics, utilizes data to enhance workforce management, employee engagement, and strategic HR decision-making.

References used in the article

Business2Community  |  Asana  |  Dun & Bradstreet  |  McKinssey & Company  |  Forbes   |  RootreeAI