Where ‘big data’ appears to be the skeleton key that will unlock everything and all you want to know about your business, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to understanding your data. Yes, clean data will unlock incredible value for your enterprise; inaccurate records, on the other hand, are a significant burden on our productivity.
This is why we all seek…Continue
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According to IDG, 35% of companies with effective data grow faster year-on-year, however, many still take little notice of data quality or ongoing data management, pushing it into deepest corners to eventually be abandoned and forgotten.
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But there is more on the mind of Ballmer, and that’s why he has chosen to write $10 million worth of personal…Continue
All over the world, across multiple industries, businesses and individuals alike are beginning to harness the power that good data can unlock.
Data is however a tool, if applied correctly you wield the power…Continue
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Creating a data management strategy doesn’t have to be difficult. By understanding how your data flows through your business and teaming it with an intelligent management solution you can ensure your business’ longevity.
Every business collects data; however, many do not manage their data effectively and often have no data strategy in…Continue
Added by Martin Doyle on July 17, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments
Do you often go with gut feeling rather than data and insights? Is your data stored in separate databases, in different formats with different values? We all have bad habits and some are a little hard to kick. However, if there is one you must break, it is surely to make your bad data habits a thing of the…Continue
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According to Experian, when it comes to data inaccuracy, much of it is down to human error, in particular, spelling mistakes. The reason for this lies in an over-reliance on manual data entry and the lack of…Continue
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We all set New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately, research suggests that 63% of us break them within just one month. However, if there is one New Year’s Resolution that you must stick to, it is surely to improve the quality of your business data.
According to Gartner more than 75% of companies…Continue
Added by Martin Doyle on January 9, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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Constantly improving upon the quality of your data is essential to remain ahead of your competition. Failure to keep your data up to date will result in a 30% erosion in the value of your most…Continue
Added by Martin Doyle on November 16, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments
The idea and concept of “Big Data” has been around for a while now, however it seems there are many people who still believe it is shrouded in mystery. Therefore, in the following post we are going to debunk some of the top big data misconceptions.
Every business has access to data,…Continue
Added by Martin Doyle on September 19, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments
More and more businesses are waking up to the threat of poor data quality. We’re gradually seeing the risk being taken more seriously as the shockwaves of poor management are felt.
Yet for many businesses, data quality is seen as an abstract concept; difficult to understand, and impossible to…Continue
Added by Martin Doyle on June 3, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments
If you wanted to program a computer in the early 1980s, you didn’t have the option of coding using a keyboard. You had to create a series of cards, each punched with a pattern of holes. The holes had to be entirely accurate, in both pattern and placement. A typical card contained hundreds of potential positions. Just one error in your card deck would cause…Continue
Whatever your business sector, data is your most valuable asset. Along with the machinery and stock you hold, data and insights hold the key to profit and growth. But it has the unique ability to unite every department, and every function. It can reveal problems in processes, drive productivity among your staff and ensure everyone is ‘singing from the same hymn…Continue
Added by Martin Doyle on April 6, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments
So far in 2016, we’ve heard a lot about Big Data, the Internet of Things, and the hottest new marketing technique on the block: ‘hyper-personalised’ marketing. Marketers are increasingly interested in focusing their efforts on individuals, not database segments, because that all-important personal attention is shown to increase engagement, inspire customer loyalty and…
Added by Martin Doyle on February 29, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments
For ever it seems, we’ve been warning about the dangers of low quality data. Our warnings have been reinforced and echoed by some of the world’s biggest think tanks. However, despite this, some organisations still haven’t acted to improve the quality of their data. And we’re wondering why?
Over the last 12 months, we’ve blogged about business automation , and about…Continue
The company that made your smartphone is no longer a hardware manufacturer. It has become adept atharvesting and managing data from it users, too. Every device has a series of sensors, as well as a user…
How do you look after your valuables? Do you use a safe deposit box, or a postcode marker pen? You probably have software installed on your smartphone to track it if it gets stolen, and no office is truly secure without CCTV.
Taking care of business assets is key to managing profit and growth, yet many businesses don’t protect their data in the same way they protect…Continue
Added by Martin Doyle on October 28, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
All businesses are at the mercy of data quality challenges. From the moment you capture your first lead, you’ll be fighting a battle against data decay. The bigger the database gets, the more problems the business can encounter, and it isn’t easy to single out a…
Here are two very compelling examples:
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