Three reasons why customer data is (often) of poor quality.

Most companies would acknowledge that quality customer data is important. In most cases, however, customer data quality is not good enough. Why? Changing business requirements Most businesses have a history. Customer data may have been accumulated over years, or decades. Data that was captured in the past may not have complied with the requirements of…

When is the best time to start a data quality program?

Almost every business has a data quality problem. In a study involving 75 executives only 3% found that their data fell within the minimum accepted range of 97 or more correct data records out of 100. Yet for many businesses struggle on with poor data hampering their business and putting them at risk. The timing…

Get out and vote

Tomorrow will be South Africa’s 6th general election since 1994’s first democratic election. Is the economy working for you? Are you getting the services you need? Are you being treated fairly? Let your voice be heard! Irrespective of your political affiliation – voting is the only practical way to have your voice be heard. I…

Data Governance versus Data Quality

Data quality and data governance both strive to optimise data and information to meet business needs. Simplistically, however, where Data Governance deals with the definition of, and responsibility for, data management standards, Data Quality deals with the practical implementation, monitoring and enforcement of these data management standards for individual platforms and systems. Both data governance…

true cost of ELT

Big data use case: Offloading the data warehouse to Hadoop

The true cost of ELT Today’s business world is demanding more from the data warehouse, because more than ever an organisation’s survival depends on its ability to transform data into actionable insights. However, ELT data integration workloads are now consuming up to 80% of database capacity, resulting in: Rising infrastructure costs Increasing batch windows Longer development cycles Slower…