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MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance.
It's not about quantity, it's about quality of data in retail

Consumers share data across multiple channels when they research, review and purchase products online. This adds an additional layer to an already large, complex volume of data through which retailers have to trawl to in order to get the business insights they require...

By Gary Allemann 23 Mar 2016

Every business is driven by data

The term 'data-driven' has emerged to describe a decision making process that is compelled by evidence (data) rather than by intuition. It has received particular attention in marketing...

By Gary Allemann 15 Mar 2016

Data governance as a practice is maturing

Data is now widely acknowledged as an asset and as such, businesses are increasingly embarking on data governance strategies...

By Gary Allemann 1 Dec 2015

Leveraging big data for better business decisions in marketing

Big data and the benefits it can deliver for business...

By Gary Allemann 5 Nov 2015

Using GIS to enhance the customer experience

Today's economy is highly challenging for the majority of businesses, from retailers to service providers and everyone between...

By Gary Allemann 15 Sep 2015

Quality Data: Differentiating banks from mobile operators

Traditional financial institutions are fighting a war against mobile operators for the lucrative mobile payments market in Africa...

By Gary Allemann 3 Sep 2015

The Data Management Benchmark Survey has launched

As a vast discipline, data management covers everything from established roles such as database administration to emerging platforms...

By Gary Allemann 15 Jul 2015

Data Quality landscape highlights key battlegrounds in billion dollar market

The 2015 Data Quality Landscape report from Information Difference provides insights into the $1 billion a year data quality market...

By Gary Allemann 14 Jul 2015

Geocoding is vital to understanding your customer

Geocoding is not new to the South African market; however its use has historically been relegated to the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) team and had limited use within mainstream business...

By Gary Allemann 1 Apr 2015

Big data - Where do you start?

Big data is currently a buzzword in the industry with many organisations pondering its value, virtues and implementing strategies to harness the benefits...

By Gary Allemann 11 Dec 2014

Big data highlights need for data management education and skills

Big data is currently one of the most talked about megatrends affecting the business world, along with cloud computing, customer centricity and data-centric legislation, such as the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act.

By Gary Allemann 29 Aug 2014

Creating the elusive single customer view

Many organisations are investing significant sums and extensive time into implementing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems for their purported ability to deliver improved customer relations and client retention...

By Gary Allemann 21 Jul 2014

Big data driving convergence of the CIO and the CMO

Data within organisations has grown dramatically - in volume, in velocity and in variety. It is data that can be used to increase profits.

By Gary Allemann 3 Jul 2014

Five Big Data myths busted

With all the hype around big data it's not surprising that people are confused.

By Gary Allemann 24 Jun 2014

Data quality is critical for CRM solutions

A new Data Quality in CRM whitepaper, discusses how to leverage an integrated data quality capability to support successful Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions help organisations to manage their interactions with customers, making them an essential tool in ensuring improved customer relationships, customer retention, and an increased customer base - if they are implemented successfully.

By Gary Allemann 7 Apr 2014

Take the SAM opportunity to optimise data management

Having a sophisticated data governance strategy is evolving from being an IT function to becoming a true business enabler and a source of competitive advantage for insurers.

By Gary Allemann 25 Mar 2014

Effective corporate real estate management relies on quality, available data

When it comes to Corporate Real Estate (CRES) and property management, there is one all-important question that the property manager needs to answer: How much does it cost to run each building? This seemingly simple question is often difficult to answer, for a number of reasons, many of which boil down to data.

By Gary Allemann 19 Nov 2013

Moving to enterprise data quality

Data continues to increase at an exponential rate, presenting organisations with a host of new challenges, not least of which is managing the quality of these significant volumes of information.

By Gary Allemann 25 Oct 2013

Plan for a successful data migration

Data integration and migration challenges arise every time an organisation moves to a new data system, or wishes to combine multiple data systems, either internally or as a result of a merger. This is a significant undertaking, which, if it fails to meet expectations, inhibits a business' ability to function effectively. Yet, surveys indicate that more than 80% of all data integration projects fail.

By Gary Allemann 6 Aug 2013

Big Data - what's the big deal and why is data quality so important?

In today's world volumes of data are rapidly expanding, and the nature of this data is more varied and complex than ever before. While this concept of Big Data brings with it numerous possibilities and insights for organisations, it also brings many challenges, particularly around the management and quality of data.

By Gary Allemann 18 Jul 2012

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