Katie has been part of the marketing team at Experian Data Quality for nearly 3 years now. Her primary focus is to communicate the benefits of some of our core data quality tools to our customers and prospects through the use of email marketing and events. Aside from marketing and data quality, Katie has a keen interest in art and history.
Do organisations fully understand the importance of safeguarding data?
A report from ABI Research suggests the message is getting through to business leaders.
With firms worried about the prospect of financial penalties and reputational damage should they suffer a data management breach, more are taking the steps necessary to safeguard their information.
The issue of data quality is increasingly becoming recognised as an investment priority as companies are beginning to understand how it can impact several areas across the business, including strategic decision making, cost control and regulatory risk reduction.
The opportunity of international expansion is becoming a much more feasible and viable option for UK businesses. As stable growth returns to our economy, looking to expand across the waters can be an enticing prospect.
'Smart data' is at the heart of many of the top ten strategic technology trends that will define 'smart government'.
Analysts at Gartner have compiled a list of notable developments that it believes will drive innovation in all areas of government, buoyed by what is known as the 'nexus of forces' (social, mobile, cloud and information).
The government can do so much more to deliver better, more effective and tailored services to UK citizens if it invests more in big data and analytics, says an expert.
Speaking at an event organised by EMC and Policy Exchange, Paul Maltby, director of open data and government innovation at the Cabinet Office, explained that politicians should look to the private sector for inspiration.
A comprehensive, streamlined approach to data can be achieved with an expert approach to the way you administer things. In other words, investing in a master data management (MDM) strategy can ensure that your asset is accurate, accessible and relevant. The pay-off is improved decisions and better profit margins.
It is all about universality, a common reference point if you will, whereby information and processes are brought together in a cleaner, more centralised arena. This reduces data duplication, identifies inaccuracies and standardises information.
Organisations are keen to be well-organised and resourceful, which is why business efficiency remains a top priority. How do you achieve that? Backed up by data, you develop an operational system that allows you to successfully administer all your responsibilities on a daily basis and be reactive to whatever changes this fast-paced world throws at you.
Big data is a key asset that boosts business productivity and delivers competitive advantage, according to Deloitte.
The professional services firm said that technology is finally paying off, helping ease any apprehension about its deployment. It explained that many organisations have struggled to find a solid link between the initial investment in data and subsequent profit margins.
The independent research consultancy Dynamic Markets revealed last year that 99 per cent of organisations have now implemented a data strategy programme, which is a crucial development in the modern world.
Executives are well aware of the value that comes with data and analytics in the digital age but a significant number are not yet delivering a programme that is effective and well managed.
According to new research from KPMG, a whopping 96 per cent of businesses admit that at present they are not managing this asset in a successful way, with 85 per cent struggling to overcome challenges when extracting insight.
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