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Data and information strategy

Unlock new business insights through data fabrics

Seeing as I’m currently working at large for a federated organisation with significantly different and siloed business streams that are managed through a plethora of different systems – ranging from 30-year-old mainframes to modern in-cloud platforms – the topic of data fabrics is very interesting to me. Even more so given how I’m coming from …

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Telling powerful stories with data visualisation

Long-time readers of this blog know I’m a big advocate for using data visualisations to better narrate the ‘stories’ that are hiding inside organisational data. My interest was therefore sufficiently piqued when I came across this article on the Bulletin Expert Contributor Network. And while it doesn’t make any wild discoveries, I enjoy the way …

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Demonstrating value as a Chief Data Officer

The year has started with the proverbial bang. But even though the pace has been furious, there are many constants in which we can find comfort. One of these is how critical data is to every organisation regardless of industry vertical.

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Unpacking Gartner’s latest tech trends

It is that time of year again when I like to #trendspot for the forthcoming year. And I’m always interested to read what Gartner predicts, so it was with great interest that I read their article titled Gartner Identifies the Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2022. My initial thought was, “Wow, that is a lot …

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The 4 big steps to become data-driven

Readers of this blog are no strangers to me discussing the importance of becoming a data-driven organisation or the steps required to become one. However, a Forbes article really brings this all home by discussing the big four aspects which this could entail.

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Making data FAIR

Last month, I examined the importance of improving data literacy and briefly discussed five strategies organisations can employ to help achieve this. For my October piece, I want to build on these concepts and turn my attention to what makes data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable).

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Improving data literacy remains important

We all know the importance of accessing ‘clean’ data and the hidden insights it contains. But despite this, in my experience, many companies are still not comfortable with the data literacy skills of their employees. Often, this comes down to not understanding where to begin when it comes to boosting data literacy across all the …

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Debunking data analysis myths – Part 2

There are many myths surrounding data analysis, especially when it comes to identifying the best ways to drive business growth and competitive advantage. Last month, I mentioned this Forbes article that examines 14 myths in this regard, with my discussion turning to six of them. In my blog article this month, I will examine the …

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Debunking data analytics myths – Part 1

Experts in the data space know the importance of data and its analysis to help drive business growth and competitive advantage. Of course, data analytics is not something that can just be switched on and happen overnight. It does come with challenges, and overcoming those challenges are instrumental to a project’s success.

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How to deliver high quality data

As many of you are aware by now, data quality is something I am passionate about. After all, without ensuring the quality of its data, no company can make the right level of decision-making to improve operations, enhance the customer experience, and drive business growth.

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