Category Archive: Strategy

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Let your data tell a meaningful story

The old adage of “a picture is worth a thousand words” could not be more apt, or more evident, than when it comes to data visualisation. And with research proving that the human brain can process images that the eye sees for as little as 13 milliseconds, data storytellers are playing an increasingly critical role …

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Data this and data that – tips to avoid data chaos

At the core of almost every business conversation centered around growth and competitive gain today lies the topic of data. It is the single most valuable asset to many businesses – not matter industry or size. Data has taken the world by storm and continues to shape how businesses operate and transform to ensure relevancy …

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Data is core to EPM

Something my avid readers may not yet know about me is that I have always had a particular interest in the world of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) – in particular, the role of quality data within this space. In fact, I actually present a detailed lecture on the topic of ‘the role of Business Intelligence …

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Ethics are at the core of the CDO’s responsibilities

Operating in a digital era where data has become a tradeable commodity and quantifying the value of data a business-critical focus, the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) has come into the limelight sharply over the last few years.

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It all comes back to Data Quality – part 2

In picking up the discussion from where I left off last month, before I introduce the fifth to seventh Cs of the 7 Cs of Data Quality by Melissa, I felt it important to emphasise a very pertinent point to the overall success of data to a business’s growth strategy.

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The ‘not so obvious’ considerations to see value in information management processes

My previous blog post, that addressed finding a middle ground between data strategy investment and cost, highlighted three key areas that businesses tend to ‘waste’ spend on when it comes to their information management strategy. These included managing excess or duplicated data unnecessarily, trying to keep up with the latest in tech and not paying …

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Data strategy investment vs perceived cost – can they meet in the middle?

As data continues to surge into organisations from all different corners within this digitally transforming world, business decision makers no doubt feel compelled to invest in their data strategies and the technology that supports these, for long-term gain – and rightly so. Enterprise Information Management (EIM) has thus become a critical focus for many business …

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A new world – a new way of upskilling

As the world continues to transform digitally, there is also a growing concern around how to retain the skills needed for the workforce of the future. While some believe technology and robotics may be the answer to the current skills gap, the reality is that human expertise is still needed to program machines.

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Cloudy with a chance of risk

You may have picked up from my last few blog posts that I have paid quite a bit of attention to the theme of data governance. With a passion for the theme, I recently picked up on some research specifically around governance of the cloud data warehouse. This caught my interest and reminded me that …

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