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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Our 2016 global data management benchmark report is out!

Shirley Zhao

Every year, Experian Data Quality conducts a global study around the trends in data quality and every year the data reinforces one common theme—that the management of data is becoming an increasingly fundamental focus for business to succeed and grow. This year, our 2016 global data management benchmark report shows no signs of deviating from that theme.

This year’s benchmark report shows that data quality and subsequent data management initiatives are reshaping the very ways in which businesses operate and structure themselves.

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10 do’s and don’ts of data governance

Kelle O'Neal Data governance

Ever feel like you’re spinning your wheels when it comes to implementing a successful (and sustainable) data governance program at your organization?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Many companies repeatedly initiate data governance efforts because their first attempt fell flat or because it’s challenging to sustain the program and demonstrate value over time, particularly within a changing business and personnel environment.

Read on for practical tips to help you focus efforts and limited resources on overcoming common pitfalls and adopting proven best practices for long-term success.

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Five trends from NRF 2016

This week marked the return of the “Big Show,” National Retail Federation’s annual conference (#NRF16), to New York City.  As a first time attendee, I wanted to share some key takeaways and noticeable trends for anyone who wasn’t able to make it, or is thinking about going next year.

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Frequently asked address verification questions

Emily Karam Data cleansing

When choosing which postal service to use for mailing or package delivery, you have plenty of options—but how do you know which one will best fit your needs? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the differences between deliverability and address verification for the United States Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, and the United Parcel Service (UPS). 

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Data profiling: Dating your data

It’s no coincidence that “data” and “dating” share the same roots. Your relationships with both databases and another human can be looked at in a similar way! Getting to know either in the beginning stages of a relationship can be daunting, and you may feel like you don't know where to begin. However, just as it is with dating, when you know the right questions to ask, and the right ways to better understand your data, the easier it is to move forward, and all of the unknowns turn into a positive and predictable relationship.

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