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Peter TasalaNov 3, 2023 2:15:16 PM2 min read

Why Should you Manage Data as an Asset?

Why should I manage data as an asset? It's only data, right? Well, it's not quite that simple, because managing data as an asset is crucial for organizations for several reasons:

1. Value Generation:

  • Insights and Decision-Making: Like any asset, well-managed data can generate value by providing insights that inform strategic decision-making and drive business initiatives.
  • Monetization: Some organizations can monetize their data by creating new revenue streams, such as selling insights, enhancing products/services, or improving customer experiences.

2. Competitive Advantage:

  • Differentiation: High-quality, well-managed data can differentiate an organization from competitors, enabling innovative products, personalized services, and efficient operations.
  • Market Responsiveness: Organizations that treat data as an asset are often better positioned to respond to market trends, customer needs, and competitive threats quickly and effectively.

3. Risk Management:

  • Compliance and Regulation: Managing data as an asset ensures adherence to data protection regulations, reducing legal risks and potential fines.
  • Security: Treating data as an asset necessitates robust security measures, protecting against breaches and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.

4. Operational Efficiency:

  • Process Optimization: Leveraging data as an asset enables organizations to optimize their operational processes, reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance overall performance.
  • Resource Allocation: Data-driven insights guide better resource allocation and investment, ensuring that organizational efforts are directed toward high-impact areas.

5. Customer Satisfaction and Trust:

  • Personalization: Managing data effectively allows for personalized customer experiences, which can lead to higher satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Trust: Proper data management practices, including security and privacy measures, help in building and maintaining customer trust.

6. Scalability and Future Growth:

  • Adaptability: Organizations that view data as an asset are more adaptable and poised for future growth, as they can leverage data for strategic planning and forecasting.
  • Innovation: Access to well-managed data fosters innovation by providing the raw material for developing new products, services, and business models.

What's in it for me?

As we don't anymore live in the analog world but in the digital age, data is often compared to natural resources (such as oil) for its ability to drive value, innovation, and competitive advantage. By managing data as an asset, organizations can unlock its intrinsic value, mitigate associated risks, and leverage it for sustained growth and success. Failing to do so can result in missed opportunities, operational inefficiencies, and increased vulnerabilities.

How can we help you?

We are passionate about helping you to manage your data better, as this will help you to understand your customers too! It is our mission to help you close the marketing gap to better reach, manage, and understand your customers.

Together, let's harness the power of data!




Peter Tasala

As Data Strategist at Vidalico Digital, he is a hands-on problem solver and turnaround manager with over 20 years of experience in data analytics and digital transformation.