Very few organizations, large or small, have a well-defined data strategy. In most organizations, the value of data is not well understood. Data is considered the province of the department that creates it and this data is often jealously guarded by that department.
Data is usually addressed on a piecemeal basis. Rarely do organizations work from the big picture and as a result suboptimize solutions, introduce programs which may have an deleterious effect on the overall enterprise, and cause inconsistencies that result in major efforts for interfacing or develop systems that can not be easily integrated