Data Governance

How You’ll Know You Still Have a Data Quality Problem

The dashboards might be (mostly) green, the regulatory reports are being filed ok, but you’re looking around you and you’ve got a nagging feeling all is still not well with your data. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In this blog we’ve taken a look at some of the most influential factors that indicate you’ve got …

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DMI: How to establish data quality and data governance for analytics | 22/04

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Data quality has been a perennial problem for financial institutions for many years, but this needs to change as firms become increasingly reliant on accurate analytics to deliver business opportunity and competitive advantage. New approaches to data quality can help firms up their game and significantly improve their analytics capability. Adding the processes, controls and …

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3 Steps To Create A Data-Driven Culture: How To Empower Everyone To Be A Data Citizen

As we all know the amount of data in all areas of life is growing rapidly. At the same time, complaints from business teams about the poor quality of data are on the rise. This escalation in negativity is no good for anybody! So where should business and data leaders start to confront this problem? …

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Data will power the next phase of the economy: DMS USA lookback – Part 1

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Last September, Kieran Seaward, our Head of Sales, delivered a keynote at the virtual DMS USA on a data powered economy. In his keynote he unpacked: The impact of COVID on shifting business priorities, focussing on how existing data management processes and data architectures have changed – as well as problems encountered along the way  …

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Part 2: Self-service data improvement is the route to better data quality

The route to better data quality – It’s easy to say that planning a journey has been made far simpler since the introduction of live traffic information to navigation apps. You can now either get there faster, or at the very least phone ahead to explain how long you’ll be delayed. It’s just as easy …

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Part 3: Build vs Buy – Off-the-shelf or do-it-yourself?

Build or buy - off the shelf or do it yourself

Build vs Buy? The 1970 space mission Apollo 13 famously featured one of the finest pieces of patched-together engineering ever seen on or indeed above this planet: making a square peg fit a round hole. In Houston, legions of expert NASA engineers worked alongside the reserve crew to improvise a way of fitting a square …

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Facing Down Practical Challenges of a Data Management Programme

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“Nobody said it was easy” sang Chris Martin, in Coldplay’s love song from a scientist to the girl he was neglecting. The same could be said of data scientists embarking on a data management programme! In his previous blog on Good Data Culture, our Head of Client Services, Luca Rovesti, discussed taking first steps on …

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Data Governance or Data Quality: not always a ‘chicken & egg’ problem

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In this  blog with Datactics’ Head of Sales, Kieran Seaward, we dive into market insights and the sometimes-thorny issue of where to start. Data Governance or Data Quality is a problem data managers and users will fully understand, and Kieran’s approach to this is influenced by thousands of hours of conversation with people at all …

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No-code & Lo-code: A Lighter Way To Enjoy Tech?

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It might be the fact that home working = greater access to the chocolate supplies, but in this article with Datactics CTO Alex Brown, Matt Flenley asks about the nature of no-code and lo-code platforms like Datactics’ Self-Service Data Quality, and whether they really are a lighter way to enjoy chocolate? Technology, I mean technology.  The lo-code no-code …

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Self-Service Data Quality for DataOps

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At the recent A-Team Data Management Summit Virtual, Datactics CEO Stuart Harvey delivered a keynote on “Self-Service Data Quality for DataOps – Why it’s the next big thing in financial services.” The keynote (available here) can be read below, with slides from the keynote included for reference. Should you wish to discuss the subject with …

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Beyond data prep – Whitepaper SSDQ

As featured in the recent A-Team webinar, we’ve been strong advocates of a self-service approach to data quality (SSDQ), especially when it comes to regulated data types and wide-ranging demands on a firm’s data assets. This whitepaper SSDQ, authored by our CTO Alex Brown, goes deeper into the reasons why this approach is so much …

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Easy Ideas To Get Your People Excited About Data Quality

With Statista.com reporting that 59 zetabytes of data has been captured, created, copied and consumed worldwide since 2010, it’s easy to see the problems that arise when even a fraction of this is incorrect.  The chaos that can – and does – arise can seem totally insurmountable, creating a problem that’s as unappealing to solve as it is difficult. It can also make …

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3 Easy Ways To Give Your Data A Check-Up

Being able to trust your data is critically important to every business, especially when even the smallest slip-up in data quality can cause big problems further down the line. Getting your data booked in for a check-up, therefore, is just as important! In the same way that you know when you’re not feeling totally on …

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Run (E)DMC – Where Data Quality & Data Governance Collides

Towards the end of 2018, Head of Client Services, Luca Rovesti was invited to speak at the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC)’s expanded Member Briefing sessions on Data Governance. We took some time to catch up over an espresso in a caffè around the corner from his swanky new Presales Office in Milan (ok, it …

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Who are you really doing business with?

Entity Match Engine for Customer Onboarding. Challenges and facts from EU banking implementations.  Customer onboarding is one of the most critical entry points of new data for a bank’s counterparty information. References and interactions with internal systems, externally sourced information, KYC processes, regulatory reporting and risk aggregation are all impacted by the quality of information …

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