Reflection on Data Design: Part 1

Reflection on Data Design: Part 1

By  Andrew Smailes This year is my 22nd year in data. I have been working in various industries, but the central theme in my work is using data to answer business questions and to improve businesses. The use of data has expanded to support a wide variety of use cases...
Reflections on Data Design: Part 2

Reflections on Data Design: Part 2

By Andrew Smailes Instead of trying to understand the root cause, we replace the technology and hope this time around it will work out. But technology is seldom the real obstacle, human nature is in most instances: In decision-making on the clarity of the scope of a...
Need to talk about data with credibility?

Need to talk about data with credibility?

It’s best to learn what managing data really means before you try. Data Management creates the ability to make consistent decisions on what your data really means. It underpins the ability to know what and when data is important and fit for purpose. When we...
Reflections Data Design: Part 3

Reflections Data Design: Part 3

By Andrew Smailes If your family was to build a ‘dream’ house, everyone who intended to live there would be involved to some degree in designing a home that achieved the functional and aesthetic requirements of each family member. The process needs to discover the...
The value of unstructured data to CXOs

The value of unstructured data to CXOs

 By Sharyn Csanki   Unstructured data includes document, audio recording, video, SMS, image, social media, internet content, etc. Each day, huge volumes generated and captured by businesses and governments to provide a record of their transaction and help inform...