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The state of data in 2015

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Claire
Information Management and data, News & Blog

There’s never been more data in our lives and yet the skills gap in the Information Management sector is a ticking timebomb, threatening to be the key differentiator between success and failure for many of the UK’s top data-driven organisations. We’ve been running our landmark survey to hear your views on the management of data […]

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Top ten hottest BI Analytics skills for 2015

Posted on December 8, 2014 by Mark D
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Gartner’s recent CIO insights document shows that BI/analytics is the number one (and growing) priority for CIOs globally. Additionally, respondents to the recent Computerworld Forecast survey who said they plan to add IT positions in the next 12 months, listed BI/analytics expertise as the skill set they expect to have the hardest time finding. Well […]

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How I learnt what ‘Big Data’ is

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Claire
Information Management and data, News & Blog

An early encounter At my graduation ceremony from the University of Salford, John Amaechi, a best-selling author, organisational consultant and retired basketball player, made a fantastic speech that caught my attention. During this he described the significant rate at which data is being produced and in turn how data storage has needed to adapt and […]

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The Seven Deadly (Data) Sins

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Mark D
Information Management and data, News & Blog

There was a time when data managers were simply required to…well, manage data. But in the era of Big Data, Information Management professionals are increasingly called upon to bridge the worlds of analytics, business intelligence, strategy and enterprise planning. Your data work must have real relevance, and add real value, to your organisation, and connect […]

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Is your job going to be replaced with an algorithm? The role of Big Data in HR

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Mel
Hiring, Information Management and data, News & Blog

“Humans don’t make very good decisions about people.” – Tom Davenport  That was the attention-grabbing headline to an interview in the HR industry publication, People Management, in its July 2014 issue. Given that Tom Davenport is one of the most respected authorities on how businesses use Big Data, we were curious, to say the least, […]

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Everything is awesome! Or is it?

Posted on September 2, 2014 by Mark D
Information Management and data, News & Blog

  I’m a huge Lego fan.  I was a huge fan of the building sets as a kid and have really enjoyed using it with my kids.  We spend many hours building and rebuilding various designs, both ‘off plan’ and freestyle pieces using our imagination. However I wasn’t convinced when I heard they were bringing […]

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Why Big Data Is a Big Deal at the World Cup

Posted on June 19, 2014 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Billions of people all over the world have turn with rapt attention to Brazil, where the world’s finest soccer players are gathered for the extravaganza known as the World Cup. While everyone will have their eyes on the soccer pitch as teams compete for the title of champion, there’s much more going on behind the scenes. Indeed, big data will […]

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How much is your personal data worth?

Posted on April 25, 2014 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

British ministers are looking at changes that will allow HMRC to sell taxpayers’ data to third parties. Putting aside the privacy issues, how much is personal data worth? The Guardian reported last week, ministers are considering changes in the law which would allow HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to sell taxpayers’ data to third parties. They […]

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10 changes in Information Management recruitment in 10 years

Posted on November 26, 2013 by Mark D
Information Management and data, KDR News, News & Blog

To celebrate KDR’s 10th birthday, we interviewed Managing Director Mark Dexter about how the industry has changed since he founded the company in 2003. His answers are honest, heartfelt and insightful… 1.       Technology has been transformational In 10 years, Mark’s approach to recruiting hasn’t changed but the use of technology has transformed the business. Back […]

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Big Data: The Digital Backbone Of Formula 1

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Formula 1 Grand Prix racing hits the silver screen next weekend in Rush, a Ron Howard film depicting the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 F1 season. But while Howard will surely deliver all the high-speed thrills of racing’s past, its present is about much more than just car and driver. Nowadays, […]

Big Data Changed the Way We Think About Data Warehousing

Posted on September 12, 2013 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Expectations from organisations have changed the demand for data. The change requires organisations to gather and manage very large data sets – terabytes and petabytes of data – for processes and near real-time analysis and predictive analytics, and is due, in part to a society that is increasingly fast-paced. This big data challenge impacts data […]

The Gartner 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Posted on August 28, 2013 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

The 2013 edition of Gartner’s long-running Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies focuses on “the evolving relationship between humans and machines . Gartner has chosen to feature the relationship between humans and machines due to the increased hype around smart machines, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things. Analysts believe that the relationship is being redefined through emerging […]

Here Comes BI Change

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Market conditions are changing quickly; firms need to make the best possible business decisions at the right time and base them on timely, accurate and relevant information from business intelligence (BI) solutions. Read the full article at source here.

Privacy Concerns: Big Data’s Biggest Barrier?

Posted on June 19, 2013 by Admin
Information Management and data, News & Blog

Businesses must be upfront with consumers about what data they’re using and why. When it comes to their personal data and how it is used, people generally don’t like surprises.  The ongoing brouhaha over leaks of several National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance  programs is a good example of this, even though the American public is […]