The old saying “you can’t improve what you can’t measure” is as true for data quality management as it is for any other discipline. So how can you ‘measure’ your approach to data quality management in order to support long term improvement? (more…)
As we approach the 12th day of Christmas and start to look to the year ahead, I wondered what a Chief Data Officer (CDO) might have put on their Christmas list? (more…)
We are pleased to announce the launch of our virtual Chief Data Officer service as another way to help clients improve how they manage and exploit their data.
The service is targeted at organisations who may be reliant on effective data exploitation and data management, but may not be large enough to be able to appoint a dedicated Chief Data Officer (CDO).
Having support from a virtual CDO allows organisations to quickly and flexibly start to gain control of their data assets, to be able to understand where inefficiencies may exist and increase levels of compliance. This is particularly important for regulated organisations or those who process Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and will fall under the remit of the GDPR regulations.
So much came down, that it was not low (more…)
Being a keen cook, it struck me that data quality is the same as a recipe. If you use inferior quality ingredients, you won’t get what you expected. (more…)
Data has been a hot topic for organisations for some time. Now that volumes of data are increasing exponentially, the importance of good data to allow organisations to achieve their objectives is also increasing rapidly. So, how to turn data from a cost to a benefit?
We always keeps our eyes and ears open for those people who understand how powerful data can be for organisations, when managed properly, and who do not get swayed by ‘sexy’ software when the input data cannot be relied upon.
- Passionate about data and how it can improve the performance of organisations?
- Irritated by the lack of structure and consistency in approaches to data quality management?
- Frustrated by the tolerance/acceptance of poor data?
- Interested in the human and organisational aspects of data?
- Concerned about the protection and management of personal and sensitive data?
- A data management consultant or interested in becoming one?
- Able to based in London or the Midlands of the UK with some opportunities for travel?
- Perhaps someone who has experience of data management in transport/ utilities/ infrastructure or awareness of BIM?
- Looking for a challenging and rewarding consultancy role?
If so, then why not get in contact (email@example.com) so we can explore our shared passion for data in more detail?
DPA are pleased to announce that we are supporting CRA in the delivery of a ‘GDPR accelerator service’ – see here for more details. DPA will be providing support in data discovery, data quality analysis and data profiling in order to support clients understand their information architecture from a GDPR perspective.
CRA are one of Europe’s largest and most influential risk analysis consultancies, with a significant experience in safety critical infrastructure organisations, hence the good alignment with DPA.
Save the Planet: Recycle your rubbish
Save your space: Recycle your data
As we move from winter to the summer months’ people often think about cleaning their homes and gardens and this may include removing some of the clutter – often referred to as a ‘spring clean’. Do you need to do something similar for your data? (more…)
Asset management systems that don’t store spatial data, in my view, can cause significant hindrance to your organisation.
Whatever your assets, there are many spatial-based techniques to capture data about assets:
- Drones or planes capturing LIDAR data (a laser scanning technique that captures point cloud data);
- Aerial imagery; and
- Various other remote condition monitoring techniques which have a spatial representation.
But if your asset register can’t store spatial data, it is still very hard to “join” or “align” this captured data to the asset record. So why does this matter? (more…)