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Data Quality continues to evolve as data usage increases

Thomas Schutz | October 26, 2017

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Discovering where your data is coming from

Data lineage charts the full life cycle of data: the path from its creation through consumption, and everything that happens along the way. For organizations interested in achieving strong data management programs, data lineage is a key component. It provides a more granular view of your data, allowing you to gain insights from the ways in which data is manipulated and transformed from collection to application.

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Who owns the data? I’ll give you a hint: It’s changing

Erin Haselkorn

As part of the data revolution, organizations are trying to better manage and manipulate their information. They need to build a trusted data resource that they can use to generate revenue, gain a competitive advantage, and better serve their customer base.

But who is responsible for managing and manipulating that data? Who should champion that resource within the business to make sure it is used properly?

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Experian honored for support of Junior Achievement New England

Experian had the privilege of being recognized as the corporate honoree at the Spirit of JA Celebration last night. The Spirit of JA is the annual celebration, auction, and awards ceremony for Junior Achievement of Northern New England. Junior Achievement (JA) is a non-profit organization that has 120 chapters in the United States and runs youth programs worldwide. Its mission is “to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy. Using hands-on experiences, JA helps to prepare young people for the real world by teaching skills in financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.” The local chapter, which was started in 1945, serves the young people of Northern New England by partnering with businesses in the community and training individual volunteers to provide hands-on lessons to students in grades K-12.

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Clean your data to improve customer experience

If you ask senior leaders of your company if they consider data to be an asset, chances are that they’re going to say yes. If you ask them how confident they are in the accuracy of that data however, the answers quickly start to vary. 

It’s not uncommon for challenges that are considered “just the way it is” to be truly simple fixes if you attack them from a data quality standpoint. Doing a cleanse of your customer database can make a world of difference for your customer communications, customer experience, and cost control. 

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Digital disruption changes rules for lenders

For years, financial services organizations have competed for consumers’ business. This competition has historically been based on the size of these organizations’ branch networks and the convenience of their branch locations. With the preference many consumers had for interacting face-to-face with tellers, ease of access to financial accounts, financial services, and personal advice depended on proximity to a branch office. 

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DMVs, data, and the digital age: Takeaways from AAMVA's 2018 Workshop and Law Institute

It’s no secret that we live in a digital era. Government agencies are taking significant steps to embrace digital transformation. As citizens come to expect the same kind of ease and convenience in their dealings with public sector agencies as they experience with their favorite retail brands, agencies are looking to digitize more services. Applying for or renewing important documents like driver’s licenses and license plates are now services available online. With a highway full of self-driving vehicles being more of a near-distant vision than a far off possibility, the pace of digital transformation will continue to accelerate to keep up with technological advancements.

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Share your success: Kendra Keegan

Welcome to Share your success, a bimonthly series of interviews featuring successful people within the Experian family. I wanted to take a closer look at those who are thriving in our company to keep a pulse on everything happening in the data quality space from the people who know best: the professionals who live and breathe all things data management day in and day out. I recently sat down with Regional Sales Manager, Kendra Keegan, to get to know her better and learn about the path that led her to where she is today.

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5 takeaways from the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018

Sean R. Coombs

The presenter walks on stage in a dimly lit arena, stands beneath a bright, purple-hued spotlight, and delivers opening remarks using words like “artificial intelligence” and “predictive analytics.” Suddenly, the ears of more than 3,500 data professionals stand at attention, and the audience has a collective thought: “This is how we’re finally going to use our data to do something innovative.” Because that’s what the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018 is all about: coming together to share experiences with our data programs, to tell stories of failure and of success, and to learn best practices from other experts in our field. In this post, I wanted to share my key takeaways with you, so you too can benefit from this collective experience.

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Experian's Boston office celebrates International Women's Day

Today, March 8th, 2018 marks International Women’s Day. This day is recognized worldwide to celebrate women’s achievements, as well as bring awareness to gender equality rights. International Women’s Day has been part of tradition in many countries, but only seems to have made waves in the United States in recent years. 

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Discussing data management at 2018 OUUG

New Orleans was the site of this year’s Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing Users Group (OUUG) Conference. The shift from Scottsdale, Arizona and the interest around the selected topics generated the largest attendance in the conference’s history! The tracks for focus were around Customer Billing, Meter Data Management, and Workforce Asset Management. This was our first year sponsoring the event, and we were pleased to be met with genuine interest, as well as a strong following for Experian swag!

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