The future of business

When people think about the future of business, it’s often in terms of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, or other concepts that even a few years ago would seem like impossible science fiction. But amidst all the glitz and glamour of a hyper-connected world, “the boring stuff” often goes unnoticed. The day-to-day science…

The 6 dimensions of big data quality

Historically, data quality has been measured in terms of dimensions including: Accuracy – the degree to which data reflects the real world Completeness – data that is adequately populated Timeliness – That data is available when expected and needed Consistency – that data across all systems reflects the same reality Conformity – that data has…

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Beware the Ides of Match

If you have heard of the Ides of March, you know you’re supposed to beware them. Why? In ancient Rome, the Ides of March were equivalent to our March 15th. In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, a soothsayer warns Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March”, the day on which he would be assassinated by…

Does DAMA need a revamp?

Last week, DAMA Johannesburg’s chapter meeting discussed the “Current State of DAMA” In particular, the meeting focussed on proposed changes to DAMA-I, and the questions that have been asked by some members on social media. Let me start by saying that sitting on the board of a volunteer,non-profit organisation can be a thankless task, and…