TDWI Releases New Maturity Model for Advanced Analytics

Online survey and assessment guide help organizations evaluate the maturity of their analytics programs; guide offers best practices for implementing machine learning and predictive analytics.

SEATTLE, WA, May 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TDWI, the leading source for in-depth education and research for analytics and data management, today announced its new online assessment tool for advanced analytics. This questionnaire objectively measures the maturity of an enterprise’s advanced analytics program across five dimensions with a focus on machine learning and predictive analytics.

The accompanying TDWI Advanced Analytics Maturity Model Guide describes current trends in the field, explores the maturity model in depth, provides evidence-based recommendations for implementing advanced practices, and explains how to interpret scores from the assessment tool.

“Advanced analytics is being deployed in a range of use cases across business units and industries, especially as data types and volume increase,” writes Fern Halper, vice president and senior director of TDWI Research for advanced analytics and the author of the guide. “There is clearly value to be gained. ... In fact, at TDWI we consistently see that organizations that become more sophisticated with analytics are more likely to measure top- or bottom-line impact.”

The assessment quantifies an enterprise’s maturity across key dimensions: organization, data infrastructure, resources, analytics, and governance. Because organizations can be at different maturity levels in each dimension, the assessment tool scores each dimension separately and provides an overall score participants can compare with other organizations.

Users can take the online assessment at

About the Author

Fern Halper, Ph.D., is vice president and senior director of TDWI Research for advanced analytics. She is well known in the analytics community, having been published hundreds of times on data mining and information technology over the past 20 years. Halper is also coauthor of several Dummies books on cloud computing and big data. She focuses on advanced analytics, including predictive analytics, text and social media analysis, machine learning, AI, cognitive computing, and big data analytics approaches. She has been a partner at industry analyst firm Hurwitz & Associates and a lead data analyst for Bell Labs. Her Ph.D. is from Texas A&M University. You can reach her by email (, on Twitter (, and on LinkedIn (

About TDWI

For 20 years, TDWI has provided individuals and teams with a comprehensive portfolio of business and technical education and research about all things data. TDWI’s in-depth, best-practices-based knowledge can be quickly applied to develop world-class talent across your organization’s business and IT functions to enhance analytical, data-driven decision making. TDWI offers four major conferences as well as topical seminars, onsite education, membership, certification, live webinars, resource-filled publications, industry news, and in-depth research. See or follow us on Twitter @TDWI.

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