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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Retailers looking to data to gain a holistic view of customers

Faced with the competition of ecommerce companies that have easy access to customer analytics generated by clicks and hovers, brick-and-mortar businesses are looking for new ways to capture data about consumers.

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Big data strategies beg the question: Speed or accuracy?

These capabilities have led many companies to rush forward with their plans, passing over important data quality measures.

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Data quality should be part of the plan, not an afterthought

As companies embark upon their big data plans to capitalize on a growing trend that is expected to take off this year, they may find themselves swamped with data.

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Governance can hinge on employee efforts

Keeping data quality high and making sure information is available when it is needed are vital components of business strategy. A focused governance program could be the answer to many companies' problems.

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Business advances can be halted if data quality is lacking

Companies are investing in big data strategies to benefit from technological advances that enable them to make better decisions using up-to-the-minute information and insights.

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Data repair requires multiple steps

Companies' heavy use of digital information has led to increases in business agility and insight. However, problems can derail even the best efforts.

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Complex storage environment is price of big data

Data management has become significantly more complex as big data analytics systems gain prominence in the business world.

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The data quality market is growing – can your tools harness the wild beast?

Big data is all the buzz within companies this year. Leaders and marketers are clamoring after the analytics that can help them anticipate which products will be the next big hit, or where new store locations will be most successful

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Data released to public must be spotless

Making sure data quality of internal files is high is vital for keeping corporate plans on track. If there is one data management procedure more important, however, it is cleansing and checking information released to the general public.

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New bill hopes to tame government data

Transparency in government spending loses prestige if the data quality is poor. Constituents could become suspicious of information from federal agencies if it requires constant corrections or does not hold up to scrutiny.

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