2014 in review – thanks for reading!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many…

Traditional Christmas pudding

On Christmas traditions and data quality

Merry Christmas – to all that follow this tradition. South Africa is a largely Protestant country. For most of us, Christmas means waking up early to open presents that may have been stacked under a traditional Christmas tree. This may be followed by a visit to church, for those that are religious,or simply turn in…

Accounting for your data as a business asset

In a digital world, data is a critical aspect of business. However, from an accounting point of view, while data storage, backup, management and recovery can all easily be accounted for, the value of information itself is intangible and hard to quantify.[Tweet This] Despite its intangible nature, quality data underpins practically every aspect of a…

Telcoes Must Answer Key Questions

Building Customer Loyalty for Telecoms with Big Data Analytics

Big Data Analytics offers the Telecom industry both opportunities and answers to some of the biggest challenges they face. Few industries have faced up to the challenges that Telecoms do. While there are specific challenges related to specific geographic markets, a global review of industry challenges looks pretty much the same from any perspective. The…

Springbok Rugby

Data governance lessons from a disappointing weekend

This weekend was a disappointing one for South African sports fans. Both our rugby and cricket teams suffered defeats in games that they could have, and arguably should have, won. In both the rugby and the cricket game key players did not come to the party. The resulting poor tactical execution lead to missed opportunities that, if…