Keeping your data safe and secure

I guess there aren't many of us that haven’t had that “clammy brow, heart-sinking, call to IT for a file restore” moment. Most of the time, forgetting to hit save or a computer crash resulting in the loss of a few hours work can make for a very frustrating late night.

With so much key data collected and held by organisations, it is important for data teams to protect such a valuable asset on a number of different levels. With internal user error to attempted outside hacks all possibilities, here are Loaded Dice’s top 5 ideas for keeping data safe and secure.

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Infographic: Save weeks of effort

Do you collect your industry statistics and data through spreadsheets or other manual processes? We have created DataLab to save weeks of effort. It automates the entire process of requesting, gathering, collating, analysing and reporting data from people in multiple locations. Reports and visualisations are ready in a matter of moments rather than months. You control the data, access and it even tracks changes. Click to see our infographic.

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Supercharge your data and statistics

Here at Loaded Dice we talk a lot about how to get and use data and speed up processes. We don’t often talk about why organisations gather data and the opportunities that might be missed when they do.

Some organisations gather and hold data in ‘silos’ meaning limited access to the wider organisation, restricting usefulness or focusing on just one aspect of what the data is saying. Thinking about data differently means you can get more out of a unique and hard-worked-for resource, as well as keeping you on the right side of regulations.

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Remove the admin burden of data collection

With so much more data available, there is a growing appetite for reducing the time spent on the admin part of data gathering to using that time for analysis and interpretation.

Many organisations are looking to automate their processes. But where these types of projects often become difficult is to know where to automate, and at which part of the process to start.

Lots of commentary around data management is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bots and Machine Learning. So that might seem like a good place to start, surely?

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Make the most of your data and statistics

As the amount of data organisations has continues to increase, regulation such as the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force and technology advances, 2017 is the year to define data journeys and put a strong data strategy in place.

It may be a daunting prospect, and some in your organisation may not see the need as much as others, so we have put together our top five tips to help those thinking about getting more from the data in their organisation.

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