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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.
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?
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.
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).