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 if we automated this process?

These days new products and software help and support us in our everyday lives. As with many new ideas it's just about those lightbulb moments … ‘what if we automated this process?’.

It’s only within the last two centuries that automation really took hold. The first automated wool spinning mill started the industrial revolution and aircraft first flew by autopilot, a 100-year-old idea that has been reinvented into my smartphone telling me where I am, where I should go and how I should get there (I’ve not looked for a wool spinning app yet).

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Spreadsheets overflowing with data?

We are just in the middle of helping a client move some of their data from spreadsheets into DataLab, and the process just serves to remind me of the limitations found using spreadsheets like Excel.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Excel as it is a really powerful tool, and indeed I still use it extensively for the right reasons. It becomes clear however that, as more and more data becomes available, spreadsheets are easily overloaded when they are used to try and do too much.

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