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Yearly Archives: 2012

Belfast joins Glasgow and Birmingham in 'Smarter Cities Challenge'

Greg Taylor 2 minute read Data governance, Data quality

The city's project will investigate how corporate social responsibility can be linked in with business strategies, while helping to promote equal opportunities and improve local neighbourhoods.

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Data profiling gives visibility to data quality issues

Katie Slattery 2 minute read Data quality

The chief benefit of data profiling is that it helps you see things that are, to all intents, invisible to the naked eye. In doing so, you get a clear, more comprehensive picture about where you stand.

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IT professionals 'not utilising' business intelligence

Katie Slattery 2 minute read Data quality

Organisations are failing to make the most out of business intelligence, with key IT ecosystem measurements and metrics not being appropriately captured and analysed.

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Quality data management

Greg Taylor 2 minute read Data quality

Data has gone from being a niche concept to a fully-fledged way of life for many organisations. It has slowly but surely risen up the business agenda and is now a boardroom level priority. The asset is now accepted as being a tool that fuels innovation and fosters excellence.

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CRMs useful for SMBs

Greg Taylor 2 minute read Data quality

Five years on from the financial crisis, which has so far resulted in two recessions in the UK, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are battling hard every day to deliver quality goods and services while maintaining a healthy profit ratio.

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The more data the better

Katie Slattery 2 minute read Data quality

It is often said that in the digital age the continuous glut of data being produced is leading to "information overload". While that may be true in certain cases, for the most part, with a bit of nous, the volume of data can be a phenomenal asset.

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Experian Pandora: who should validate the validation rules?

Derek Munro 2 minute read Data quality

In my experience there are two ways you find out that business rules have been incorrectly specified:

A technical colleague builds and supplies the results of the rules, which you then realise are wrong. A common response at this point is to claim your colleague misunderstood the rule….
During a discussion with a colleague at the coffee machine you discover there’s a problem with a rule, and you rush to issue a revised specification before anyone notices the mistake.

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Experian Pandora - the best in data profiling and discovery software?

Derek Munro 1 minute read Data quality

Experian Pandora receives the top scores for data analysis and performance in this June 2012 whitepaper on data profiling and discovery from Bloor Research.

Experian Pandora received the maximum scores for data profiling, relationship discovery and architecture (including performance).

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Data Quality KPIs in Under Three Minutes with Experian Pandora

Derek Munro 2 minute read Data quality

Experian Pandora provides Data Quality Management functionality which enables organisations to identify and investigate relevant data, assess and improve its quality, and control this process over time, independent of whether the information concerns customers, products, finance, sales or other business areas.

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Poor data handling can result in loss of business

Greg Taylor 2 minute read Data quality

The importance of data capture to a modern business cannot be underestimated and it is absolutely crucial that people's personal information is treated with due care and diligence.

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