I frequently use an analogy of comparing how your organisation ‘does data’ as a machine, but have recently started using a nautical analogy as an extension of this. Which of the following typifies how your organisation delivers data related activities?
Increasingly, organisations are recognising the importance of good data management and how it can improve organisational performance. Managing data across large (and small) enterprises can be challenging, there are a range of standards and approaches that provide guidance applicable to
Data quality assessments can provide large amounts of useful information. However, to gain a complete perspective on organisational data quality, it is essential to consider three key perspectives: The data itself – entries in databases and spreadsheets The requirements for
In February 2020, BSI released two new data related standards that should be considered by all organisations: BS 10102-1:2020 – Big data. Guidance on data-driven organizations BS 10102-2:2020 – Big data. Guidance on data-intensive projects Although the titles state ‘Big data’, this only
A few years ago we did a series of blog posts on ISO 8000-150 which have been perennially popular. Well, since those posts were created ISO 8000-61 has been published which provides a richer and more comprehensive approach to data
It has been stated that the most common failure of a software project is caused by not capturing or understanding what the system is required to achieve. This is equally true of your information needs; have you truly captured your
Those days when you need to make an important decision can be trying at the best of times. The old saying “Garbage In, Garbage Out” is never more relevant (particularly if an AI tool is making automated decisions).
As a child, the arrival of the Easter holidays was always an exciting time for me. The Easter Egg hunts were particularly exciting. Before the hunt I usually had an idea of where the eggs could be hiding but was
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?
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