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Charlotte Hill

Browse posts written by Charlotte Hill, Experian's Marketing Assistant. Visit the Experian Data Quality blog today.

5 reasons to benchmark your data quality maturity

6 minute read Data quality

If you want to tackle data quality issues, the very best place to start is by understanding where you are right now. That’s why we’ve just launched a new interactive data quality maturity assessment.  It’s a great starting point for getting a benchmark of your data quality sophistication across the three core building blocks of a successful data improvement initiative; people, process, and technology. Taking the test will place you in one of 4 categories, ‘unaware’, ‘reactive’, ‘proactive’ or ‘optimised and governed’ and offer steps to take to make future improvements. It could offer invaluable advice to kick-start your data quality initiative. 

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Eircode: why a short code can make a big difference

5 minute read Address validation

Interestingly up until July 2015, Ireland was one of the few developed nations without a postal code system. So the need for more accurate address data was pretty clear and that’s why Eircode was created. It’s a brand new advanced postcode system which can locate every home and business address in Ireland. With Eircode you can locate every individual address in the country using a single code at the end of a current address, like postcodes in the UK, helping to accurately direct mail and services to Irish addresses.

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