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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What is Big Data?

We built DataLab because we were frustrated with spreadsheets used to gather data getting so big that they’re impossible to work with. There’s just too much data to link, aggregate, check and validate, making them time-consuming to manage and more difficult to get useful data from.

As others see their datasets expanding and hear more about Big Data, I get asked about it and ‘Should I worry?’ more times now than my name. So, here is a quick introduction to Big Data, according to Loaded Dice.

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