We recently hosted a packed-out Data Migration Roundtable event that focused on some research that we commissioned from Data Migration Pro to explore ‘the state of the nation’ regarding modern data migration projects. In this post, I want to cover off some of the questions that we simply didn’t get a chance to cover fully on the day.
The impact of the GDPR (or the General Data Protection Regulation) on data strategies is rapidly coming into focus ahead of the 25th May 2018 deadline, the date on which it comes into force.
With this in mind, I thought it would be useful to take a look at one particular element of the GDPR that is going to present both opportunities and challenges for businesses. That element is the right to data portability.
If you saw my recent Global Data Management Research highlights post you’ll be aware that there are some pressing issues that organisations are up against in 2017. I was delighted therefore to have the opportunity to explore some of these issues further in a feature article on IT Pro Portal. You can see this below or visit the site to read it along with a wealth of other data-related market perspectives.
At Experian I’m always looking for ways to improve our customer experience and give our clients what they need to exceed their data ambitions. With this in mind I was delighted to be part of the recent launch of our brand new Customer Support Hub. It’s the product of some really in-depth analysis around exactly how our customers want to interact with us and access support for our tools.
During a recent interview with Rebecca Hennessey, I also explored some of the key findings and recommendations from the research.
In this post, I want to expand on those earlier insights by introducing the ‘Data Migration Butterfly Effect’.
This phenomenon occurs when a few simple oversights, typically at the beginning of a data migration project, can cause a chain reaction leading to widespread chaos and delays as the project develops!
Goldfish have a six second memory. The Great Wall of China can be seen from space. We only use 10% of our brain. Myths have an annoying habit of becoming accepted as truth if enough people hear them and enough time passes – and the Data Quality industry isn’t immune to this.
So, I have taken it upon myself to ‘debunk’ some Data Quality myths and provide some great resources to help you succeed in your data quality initiatives.
To help increase understanding and awareness of data migration, we recently commissioned a data migration research study with Data Migration Pro, the community resource for data migration practitioners.
I also caught up with the editor of Data Migration Pro, Dylan Jones, to get some highlights from the research.
The proliferation of data provides us with both challenges, and, if managed correctly, great opportunities. So where to start? It’s all about being able to get a full and complete view of your data. Without the ability to bring relevant data elements together into a single view it’s simply impossible to ‘see the wood for the trees’.
Everyone agrees that implementing data governance can be challenging, but not all parts of the process are as difficult as others. Designing a simple data governance framework to help your organisation proactively manage the quality of its data is not too hard to do. The problem most people face is getting their stakeholders to "buy in" to their data governance framework.
This month sees the launch of new research in the wake of our recent Global Data Management Research. This new project from Experian and Data IQ focusses on consumer attitudes towards data use in light of forthcoming GDPR compliance. So why does this matter so much?
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