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Yearly Archives: 2018

Cleveland Police UK Wins The Experian ‘Data Excellence’ Award

Rebecca Hennessy 3 minute read Data quality, Life at Experian

Every day we work with companies doing amazing things with their data. We are therefore delighted to be sponsoring the very first Experian ‘Data Excellence’ award at this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. It gives us the chance to celebrate organisations for their innovative thinking and excellent use of data – an area we at Experian are very passionate about.

So, we are pleased to announce that Cleveland Police are the deserving recipient of the inaugural award for their ‘Golden Nominal’ project – an initiative which demonstrates how the power of better data can have a positive impact on policing.

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4 reasons why good data quality is essential for charities

We’re more connected to smart technology than ever and demand more personalised, seamless experiences across every single touchpoint. Charities or not-for-profits (NFP) aren’t immune from this and delivering a seamless experience to supporters, and gaining their trust and loyalty, (along with a host of other good stuff) requires good quality data as a fundamental starting point.

The leading charity for the Armed Forces uses Experian’s data management platform to deliver an accurate view of contact data. A key enabler to targeted fundraising communications, efficiency and better insight, it supports a data-driven approach to the charity’s vital work.

With this endorsement on the importance of accurate contact data in mind, here are our top reasons why this should be a priority for you:

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Experian and The Data Literacy Project

Paul Malyon 4 minute read Data quality, Life at Experian

As a founding member of The Data Literacy Project alongside Qlik, Accenture, Cognizant, Pluralsight and the CIM, Experian is supporting the Data Literacy Project to help organisations, educators and individuals speak the language of data. Today, data literacy is as important as reading and writing, but we're facing a significant skills gap.

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Data quality - the lifeblood of IoT

Paul Malyon 8 minute read Data quality, Data preparation

In my last blog we looked at the rise of IoT and some of the challenges that organisations are facing around the privacy and security of data. But what about the data itself? Whilst there might be more data out there than ever before, for it to be useful there’s some very important groundwork to be done.  Let me explain.

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The Internet of Things – the next big data quality challenge

Paul Malyon 5 minute read Data quality

Those of us who’ve been in technology and data for a while know a ‘hype’ when we see one. I’ve personally been through the hype cycles of CRM systems, the Cloud and big data. We’re now seeing more and more in industry and mainstream press about the Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain.

I won’t cover the latter in detail (as I, like most people am still trying to understand it!) but will look at how smart fridges, connected cars and pretty much every device you can think of are presenting our societies with huge opportunities but also a major data quality headache. 

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Data in healthcare - my journey

Alia Shakir 7 minute read Data quality

It is well known that we all rely on data to make decisions, all day every day. However, starting a job at Experian at the same time as being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes brought this to the front of my mind with the big role data plays in managing my illness. I therefore thought it would be interesting to bring the importance of data in healthcare to life, through my own recent experiences.

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Tackling the £1bn ‘no show’ problem in the NHS

Paul Malyon 4 minute read Data quality

The pressure on the NHS is widely reported and after an exceptionally difficult winter, the knock-on effects appear to be on-going according to this article. One particular challenge that was widely reported in early January 2018 is the estimated £1bn annual cost to the NHS of ‘no shows’ at GP and hospital appointments.

8 million missed appointments each year, with an average cost to the NHS of £120 each will clearly be putting added financial pressure on services that are already stretched. Whilst the growing use of phone and online services (such as the 111 helpline) can go towards reducing pressure on frontline services, could the NHS be doing more with its data to help cut the cost of ‘no shows’ and reallocate this saving to better use?

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The UK’s most ‘data excellent’ companies revealed

Tom Blacksell 2 minute read Life at Experian

Working at Experian I am constantly amazed by the many innovative ways we work with data, to find new and exciting solutions with our partners. If we can harness the power of data, and derive real value from it, it has the potential to make hugely positive changes to the way we all live and work. And there’s no doubt that organisations of all shapes and sizes are stepping up to meet the challenge, investing in technology and insight to move with the times.

With that in mind, I am delighted to be able to announce the finalists for Experian’s inaugural ‘Data Excellence’ award, part of this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

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The Importance of Data Quality

Guest Author: Sam Goss 3 minute read Data quality

Comma and Experian have joined forces to host a webinar that looks at the biggest data quality challenges our clients face, and how they can overcome them.

Technology is an enabler. It’s a connection between information and people, and it’s a vital part of Master Data Management. But it’s not where the MDM journey begins and ends.

Successful MDM should be part of a much bigger business transformation, a cultural shift toward a data-centric way of thinking across the business. This is because an MDM solution will only ever be as good as the data it processes. Without the right data, your MDM software will always fall short of expectations.

In short, data quality is the biggest obstacle to implementing MDM effectively, but it’s far from insurmountable, and can usually be traced back to the same contributing factors.

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Ethical use of personal data – a Data Governance use case

Paul Malyon 9 minute read Data governance

I’ve been involved in personal data for my entire professional career – it’s something that I fell into but that I now find fascinating due to the power that data can have to change lives.

I wanted to use this blog to look at something that I’ve certainly been aware of for a long time but is now becoming a much more visible area of data governance namely Data Ethics.

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