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The Why and the How of Data De-duping

Businesses that manage significant quantities of data, whether it’s information relating to customers or the organisation as a whole, will understand the need to keep this information in order. This means carrying out a number of data management processes including verification, putting rules in place and the process of de-duplication, or de-duping. For those organisations yet to carry out any sort of data enhancement or management, here is the how and the why of data de-duping. There’s no getting around it, customer IDs are nearly entirely subjective. The why There’s no…

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How to develop a data governance framework

Between downloading white papers and submitting enquiries to contact centres, there are dozens of ways customers interact with your business. If your customer data is accurate and well managed, you can study it to inform business actions. However, those decisions must adhere to a framework that ensures the quality and security of the information for which you are responsible. Creating a data governance framework In 2007, University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Department of Information Science Chairwoman Elizabeth Pierce delivered a presentation on data governance at the Massachusetts Institute of…

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Are you ignoring the value of customer data?

Information has become an essential resource of the modern business, used by companies both small and large across a significant number of industries and sectors. These are the organisations that take on large quantities of customer data as a way of better understanding specific market niches and attracting new customers. However, even though there’s significant value to be found in utilising this data, many organisations are choosing to ignore it. Information has become an essential resource of the modern business. A new study from Gartner has found that this is…

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CRM data duplication: Understanding and tackling the issue

Businesses often have a substantial amount to manage when it comes to data. It’s necessary to ensure information is always kept secure, easy to access when it’s required and a non-issue to archive when it eventually becomes redundant. For those companies running customer relationship management (CRM) systems, however, there’s an even more important issue to be aware of: data duplication. This is a problem that’s not easy to solve, and can often require the use of new solutions and even a shift in company culture. In certain circumstances, it could…

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The Cloud Alone Cannot be Used to Drive IT Efficiencies

Cloud computing has become a powerful technology for consumers and businesses alike, as a way of making storage cheaper and easier to manage. It has also been a driver in enabling staff to work remotely and bringing down costs across the board. While initial cloud offerings may have seemed bare bones, the proliferation of the technologies has led to the rise of a number of new use cases. The scalability and cost benefits of cloud computing are now being used for a significant number of purposes within businesses, including improving the…

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