data quality

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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Data and Analytics set to Reshape Businesses

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Few assets offer the same benefits of capable data and analytics (D&A), the science of analysing data with the aim of uncovering patterns and drawing conclusions about the information. It’s a process that’s growing in importance and will reshape businesses in the near future. Wrestling a hold over data, and implementing a D&A approach will be one of the most important areas for a company to focus on. This piece will look at what D&A means for organisations and why quality data will be one of the highest priorities. What is D&A? The…

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How Big of a Problem is Misconfigured Data?

Data is now everywhere. It’s gathered by countless organisations, consumers provide it to businesses through a multitude of channels and the amount continues to tick upwards. This is for good reason, too, as data that’s relevant to a company can prove extremely valuable. Organisations are able to better understand particular markets and develop new marketing and sales strategies in line with customer expectations. Given the growing importance of this information, many would think that effective data management is a top priority for many businesses. According to new research from Swedish firm BinaryEdge, this…

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With Businesses Producing More Data Than Ever Before, Data Management is Key

Data is important. In many cases it’s the lifeblood of modern organisations, regardless of whether they’re small local companies or large multinationals. While management of this information may have been a non-issue in the past, significant growth is starting to change this. In fact, Oracle has found that organisations are now producing more data than ever before, and research from Telsyte has noted that 70 per cent of Australian organisations with 200 employees or more will become data-driven come 2019. Importantly, the Oracle report stated that this data is also becoming fragmented and inconsistent….

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Data is a Core Strategic Asset

Data Governance

Ram Kumar was Mastersoft’s Chief Architect for 8 years.  He is now Director of Enterprise Information Management at IAG. He is an international authority on information management with a long list of achievements too numerous to list here. Here is an interview Ram gave with Leon Young from Aurec that recently appeared on LinkedIn Pulse. In this interview Ram talks about data and information management in its widest and deepest sense: how data drives business outcomes, the data driven organisation, managing unstructured data; and much more. Ram’s views and advice are…

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Why is Quality Customer Data so Important?

Analytics seems to occupy much of the conversation in the data space: There’s often a significant emphasis placed on why businesses need to get started with analytics and the best ways of doing so. To progress data with an analytics strategy is only part of a larger equation, however, as businesses need to begin with quality data. Data analytics is next to useless without a solid foundation. Data analytics is next to useless without a solid foundation of quality information, a database that only contains relevant and accurate data. Businesses…

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Is it Time to Improve the Quality of Your Data?

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In 2015, collecting data is no longer an issue for companies, thanks to the rapid uptake of new technology. The proliferation of information now means that every organisation has ample opportunities to gather and analyse data in order to drive business performance. According to research from the University of Southern California, the amount of data stored by humans reached 295 exabytes in 2011 – that’s 295 billion gigabytes. Since then, the amount of data has likely increased at an exponential rate. If anything, businesses now have access to an excess…

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Spending on Data Infrastructure Continues to Grow, But Data Quality is Key

Across the globe, spending on data infrastructure climbs higher every year. In fact, Gigaom noted that Google alone spent nearly US$11 billion throughout 2014 on real estate, equipment and data centre construction. The fourth quarter alone saw the company’s spending hit $3.5 billion. This isn’t exclusive to the search giant, as other organisations around the world are starting to see the value in access to massive quantities of data, and are taking action to gather it effectively. However, businesses can’t simply lock information in a data centre and expect to derive value…

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