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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Decay' (3)

Why Data Decays so Fast?

People change jobs, get promoted and move home. Companies go out of business, expand and relocate.  Every one of these changes contributes to data decay. It’s been said that business databases degrade by around 30% per year, but why?

A report by IDG states that companies with effective data grow 35% faster year-on-year. However, for this to…

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Added by Martin Doyle on December 13, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Data Cleansing vs Data Maintenance: Which One Is Most Important?

There are always two aspects to data quality improvement. Data cleansing is the one-off process of tackling the errors within the database, ensuring retrospective anomalies are automatically located and removed. Another term, data maintenance, describes ongoing correction and verification – the process of continual improvement and regular checks. 

Often, businesses ask…

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Added by Martin Doyle on August 25, 2015 at 3:34am — 4 Comments

Data is Immortal, but Not Immune to Decay

Data exists in a dangerous state of near-non existence. Few businesses would risk not having backups in place. With cloud computing becoming commonplace in enterprise, we’ve come to accept that our data will be replicated and stored in duplicate.

Even data that is intentionally deleted can often be recovered. When Yahoo! purchased Geocities,…

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Added by Martin Doyle on June 9, 2015 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

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