Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Apprentice

Hooray! – The Apprentice is back! Now I know its just a TV program and I know it is edited to be entertaining. I know that Lord Sugar will always come across as the slightly grumpy but all-knowing business guru. … Continue reading

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National Identity Numbers

It was interesting to hear on the news this morning about the Indian National Identity Number program. I was half asleep but I think they said that they were processing a million applications per day in order to allocate everyone … Continue reading

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Data vs Information vs Intelligence

A few days ago I wrote an article where I distinguished between data and information. ┬áLater that evening, with my mind in freefall and a glass of red in hand I started to ponder just what data is. When does … Continue reading

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Data Quality – Where to Start?

There are many reasons why an organisation may recognise the requirement to address data quality such as: – To comply with regulations To gain or maintain competitive advantage To reduce costs and manage complexity To ensure survival through management of … Continue reading

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Data Quality – Establish the “As Is”

Whether embarking on a data quality improvement program, implementing a new CRM system, developing BI, or attempting a full blown MDM solution, an early step in any of these activities must be to establish the current state of data across … Continue reading

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