A Brief History of Data Quality

The term “Data Quality” focuses primarily on the level of accuracy possessed by the data, but also includes other qualities such as accessibility and usefulness. Some data isn’t accurate at all, which, in turn, promotes bad decision-making. Some organizations promote fact-checking and Data Governance, and, as a consequence, make decisions that give them an advantage….

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Creative Ways to Surf Your Data Using Virtual and Augmented Reality

Organizations often struggle with finding nuggets of information buried within their data to achieve their business goals. Technology sometimes comes along to offer some interesting solutions that can bridge that gap for teams that practice good data management hygiene. We’re going to take a look deep into the recesses of creativity and peek at two…

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Data Governance: Your Key To Unlocking an Insights-Driven Business

Organizations are constantly seeking ways to gain a competitive edge by transforming data into actionable insights through analytics. However, achieving analytical success goes beyond just collecting large volumes of data and building dashboards. The key to turning data into meaningful and actionable insights across the organization lies in a frequently overlooked area – establishing a…

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The Currency of Information: Measuring the Value of Data (Part Four)

Data professionals often talk about the importance of managing data and information as organizational assets, but what does this mean? What is the actual business value of data and information? How can this value be measured? How do we manage data and information as assets? These are some of the questions that I intend to…

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Data Literacy Trends in 2024

Data literacy has become a critical skill in today’s technology-driven world. As we begin 2024, the importance of data literacy trends cannot be overstated. Organizations are recognizing that data is no longer just a byproduct of their operations but a valuable asset that can drive informed decision-making.  Data novices are individuals who lack the skills…

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The Role of Dark Data: Uncovering Insights in Unused Information

Dark data remains one of the greatest untapped resources in business. This is due to the vast amounts of usable data that exists within an organization, but is not utilized or analyzed to serve a specific purpose. These untapped sources could include customer information, transaction records, and more. Since dark data represents missed opportunities for…

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7 Data Democratization Trends to Watch

Enterprises all around the world are relying on analytics to provide the insights they need to streamline operations and delight their customers. However, making the right data available to the right people at the right time is becoming more and more challenging. While the ability to perform analytics on huge volumes of data is beefing up…

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Self-Service Data Access Best Practices

Today’s digital realm increasingly emphasizes the value of self-service data access. Firms are recognizing its potential to empower users and accelerate decision-making processes. However, with this rapid shift towards democratized data access come challenges that organizations need to address. One central conundrum confronts businesses: How can they provide expansive data access while ensuring that information…

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BI Governance Lets You Have Your Cake And Eat It, Too

Democratizing enterprise data while trying to stick to a single trusted enterprise data source (i.e., the “single source of the truth”) is a quagmire. Actually, these are two almost opposing objectives. True data democratization is only possible by empowering business users — citizen developers — to author up to 80% of business intelligence (BI) applications;…

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