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The new EU regulations explained…

In this post, Louise shares an overview of 5 of the key elements that make up the new European General Data Protection Regulation, and considers the financial impact if businesses get this wrong. 

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Why do you need a data quality assessment?

In this two-part series I want to share some practical, actionable techniques to help you create a more business focused data quality assessment.

One of the mistakes I made early in my career was to create exhaustive data quality assessments that failed to motivate and engage the business community. It was only when I tweaked my approach to tools, strategy and storytelling did the business finally sit up and in most cases, take action.

In this blog post I want to share some background to the data quality assessment process so that you can understand the fundamentals.

NOTE: You can also watch the upcoming webinar on this topic on the 17th May 2016:

Webinar: How to create a business focused data quality assessment

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When location goes wrong

Location and address are really important for so many different tasks that we sometimes take it for granted. In fact, we only really think about it when it goes wrong... and when it comes to address data, a small mistake can have a big impact

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Take a 'big' look at the quality of your data

We are living in a world where data collection is growing exponentially, where organisations of all shapes and sizes are starting to recognise the strategic importance of data assets and not treating them as simply a by-product of business operations. Whether it is transactional information, customer behaviour patterns, logistics data, financial performance or any other form of data asset, businesses are starting to find it difficult to understand and manage data, big or small. 

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Why location data quality matters more than ever

In this digital age you could be forgiven for thinking that postal addresses are soon to be a thing of the past, replaced by digital communications that are accessible to us 24/7. This is not the case, in fact having recently met with what3words, pioneers of an innovative new universal addressing system, I’m even more convinced than ever.

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Data migration as an enabler for privacy by design

In this post, Dylan Jones (editor of Data Quality Pro/Data Migration Pro), shares more insights from the recent Data Migration Roundtable workshop where he was our guest speaker. You can read the previous article here: The continued need for impact assessment in data migration.

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What makes a CDO?

A look into the make-up of a CDO. At the broadest level, a CDO is focussed on using data to drive value across their business. So, let’s dive into what that means for the skills, background and responsibilities required, as they’re not what you may initially imagine

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How businesses are dealing with the data deluge and humanising their data strategy

Our latest Global Data Management Research explores the key trends and challenges businesses are facing. Find out how to deal with the data deluge and start to humanise your data.

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How to find the right data owners for your governance programme?

I presented at a Data Governance Roundtable for Experian Data Quality, where most people involved were doing their first ever data governance implementation. The main talking point - how do you find the right data owner?

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Was data preparation simply an S.E.P. (Somebody Else’s Problem)?

Having acquired a taste for self-service in the world of BI and reporting, business people want more. Now, self-service data preparation offers organisations a chance to be yet more agile while avoiding some infrastructure and technical specialist costs. In this article I will explain where I think this new market has come from, why it is relevant to all organisations, and where the benefits can be seen. In a subsequent article I will list some of the things to look for in a self-service data preparation solution.

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