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What is the state of data in 2016?

What is the state of data in 2016?

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Gemma Morris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Last year we identified the trends of data management and the challenges of implementing Information Management strategies. After receiving some great responses our ‘Not waving but drowning, the state of data 2015’ whitepaper was created. Now we’re in 2016 we want to know how your opinions and use of data has changed (or if it […]

Top data events and conferences in May

Top data events and conferences in May

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Chris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Events and conferences are a great way to stay up to date with the latest news and trends in the data industry. They can allow you to network with likeminded professionals and colleagues, input your opinion and discover new technologies and information. At KDR we love attending and hearing about data events and conferences, take […]

7 unusual uses of the Internet of Things

7 unusual uses of the Internet of Things

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Gemma Morris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

The Internet of Things is changing the world around us; smart cities are becoming the norm as are smart houses. Most people even use IoT products in their daily lives by tracking their health through their watches and smartphones. More and more devices are being created and our lives are becoming seamlessly connected but what […]

How is big data used in the real world?

How is big data used in the real world?

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Gemma Morris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

It seems like big data is the hottest trend at the moment, most major companies are already working with it and those that aren’t want to be. It is constantly evolving and being used in almost every aspect of life from disaster prevention to space. Here at KDR we love to know all about the […]

Top data events and conferences in April

Top data events and conferences in April

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Chris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

As new devices are created, more data collected and everything in our lives starting to be connected, events and conferences really are the best way to stay up to date with the latest news and trends. Each month we’ll be listing some of our top Information Management, Business Intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data […]

How is data used in F1

Data in Formula 1

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Gemma Morris
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Stats, analytics and data play a big part in motor racing and this weekend we saw the return of Formula 1 with the first race of the season kicking off in Australia. The podium consisted of a typical Mercedes 1-2 with Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel claiming 3rd. If you’re new to the sport it is […]

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5 years of Information Management change

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Mark T
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5 years ago I joined an ‘IT’ recruitment consultancy specialising in the Niche area of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, and oh how things have changed! Let’s go back to 2010 The fallout from the recession going into 2009/2010 saw huge growth in business intelligence and datawarehousing. Companies started driving their recovery through informed, data […]

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5 amazing “real-world” uses of Big Data

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Amy
Information Management and data, News & Blog

As an Information and Data Management professional, you’ve probably been asked what you do for work and found yourself trying to describe Big Data. Even those of us in the industry struggle sometimes to adequately define the breadth and scope of what Big Data is, and what it can do. Or maybe you’ve been considering […]

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Software vendors must make it easy – or lose the sale

Posted on September 1, 2015 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Even as data budgets appear to be trending upward, many companies are still operating under limited resources and financial constraints – and thus new software expenditure is not something to be taken lightly. New purchases must be chosen wisely to realise maximum return on investment and deliver real results. With that in mind, we asked […]

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Get organised with the best apps for contractors

Posted on August 17, 2015 by Admin
Career development, Contracting, Information Management and data, News & Blog

Being an independent contractor can mean freedom and flexibility – but it also means becoming your own business manager. So in addition to providing your highly specialised skills to clients, you must also take responsibility for tracking hours, billing and collecting payment, itemising expenses and mileage – in short, all the things you don’t have […]

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Improving data quality is nothing to do with investment

Posted on August 4, 2015 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

“What can we do to improve data quality?” We asked this question in our recent State of Data survey, and resoundingly, the answer was not “invest more money in it.” In fact, quite the opposite. Our respondents ranked investment as the least effective way to improve the data function. Tighter controls, stewardship and governance, clear […]

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Recruitment in an analogue world: my 20th anniversary in Information Management (part one)

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Mark D
Information Management and data, KDR News

My 20th anniversary in the recruitment industry has prompted me to look at how the world of recruiting has changed since this nervous recruitment rookie started out in May 1995. When I started out, recruitment was very much a sales led industry. My job as a trainee recruitment consultant was to make as many exploratory sales […]

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What will define the data manager of the future?

Posted on July 6, 2015 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

A data manager must meet very specific, highly specialised technical requirements. But as is becoming clear, a truly robust organisation thrives on communication, teamwork, problem-solving and project/process management. That’s why enterprises are keen to build teams that can bring those values to the forefront, and are increasingly interested in a candidate’s soft skills. It’s a […]

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How to win friends and influence…finance

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Rob Easton is Head of Finance for MoneyPlus Group in Manchester, and in our latest article about how data professionals can work more effectively with other departments in their business, shares his thoughts on building closer working relationships with those in finance. In an increasingly target driven business world, those who run companies have an […]

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The data industry calls for a change in culture

Posted on June 8, 2015 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

What are the biggest barriers to implementing an Information Management strategy? We asked respondents in our recent ‘State of Data’ survey to answer that question – and the responses were interesting. Not surprisingly, a sizable amount of replies spoke to a lack of resources or budget. And whilst these obstacles can certainly be a factor […]

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Using data to better understand your customers – still a long way to go

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

When we conducted our recent ‘State of Data’ survey, we wanted to find out how businesses were using data. Not surprisingly, more than 50% of survey respondents said they are using data to understand customer behaviour. What’s more, nearly 80% believe they should be. The gap suggests that while organisations understand that better insight into […]

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The secrets of how the financial services industry uses data

Posted on May 6, 2015 by Admin
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Generally speaking, data is most commonly used to deliver insight around three areas for companies across all sectors: profitability, customer behaviour and cost of sales – not particularly surprising, given these are areas that present strong ROI for data infrastructure spending. Sales and marketing remain the clear focus overall in 2015, as enterprises deploy data […]

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Nearly one-third of IT Directors think data is being used poorly

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Among the most surprising findings from our recent ‘State of Data’ survey was the response to the first question: ‘How well do you feel your organisation uses the data it generates?’ Overall, 25% of respondents answered ‘fairly or extremely poorly.’ Even more surprising? When we looked at the replies from senior level respondents –those with […]

How to influence HR

How to win friends and influence…HR

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Last month, we looked at how data professionals can help the marketing department. This month, we asked HR Consultant Emily Dean to explain how improved information management could engage the human resources team. In business, HR is under pressure to show its value through information about people.  We need numbers and data to do this.  […]

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5 dazzling data blogs you can’t afford to miss

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Are you keeping up to date with the most relevant data industry news and views? In such a fast paced industry staying in the loop is important, but sometimes challenging. A fantastic way to achieve this is through online articles. However, online blogging experiences exponential growth with 3 million new blogs created every month! So […]