What is 4dDX?
4dDX is an abbreviation of 4 Dimensional Data eXcellence. It’s a data strategy framework which specifies a broad range of commonly essential data capabilities and categorises them into just four fundamental dimensions.
4dDX is based on a simple principle, which says that data excellence is achieved when a business:
- Knows how data can help it to achieve its goals.
- Is always safe from data privacy and security risks.
- Ensures the necessary quality and integrity of its data.
- Combines these things in data operations which cost-effectively create benefit.
The Purpose of 4dDX?
The aim of 4dDX is to help businesses achieve the maximum value from data.
It does this by allowing a business to see and understand all of the essential data capabilities, whilst at the same time remaining simple and practical enough to implement quickly and cost-effectively.
Why 4dDX Exists
4dDX exists to serve a need of many businesses, which is to cut through the complexities of enterprise data management and provide a truly practical path to achieving data-driven goals.
It’s broadly accepted that data is one of the most valuable commodities a business can possess, but generating value from data is seldom straightforward. To truly benefit from data, a business must formulate how data can drive the business to achieve is goals, and then balance those benefits with the need to remain safe from data risks, whilst maintaining data quality and cost-effective data operations.
These factors coupled with the complexity and fast-pace of modern data technology, mean businesses can all too easily become entangled in expensive intricacies which prevent them from achieving their data goals. In essence, the business finds itself more data-busy than data-driven.
4dDX provides a balanced strategic framework which covers all of the essential data capabilities, but in a way that doesn’t get bogged down in detail.