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Posted by Mark Hobart on Jan 30, 2019 1:24:00 PM

 

Whether a brand-new start up or an established company, every business will have a business plan, or strategy. In a new business, that plan might simply be reaching the end of year one. In established businesses, it might be a 3, 5 or even 10-year business plan. Without a clear and cohesive strategy with well-defined objectives and goals, new or established, the business will likely begin to stagnate or collapse. Our Clearview Strategy Software Platform can help you structure your business plan, take advantage of market opportunities as they arise and use up-to-date monitoring data to identify areas of under performance and avoid costly mistakes.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Access Our Strategy, Risk And Performance Management Applications Through The Government Digital Marketplace

Posted by Mark Hobart on Jan 17, 2019 1:45:00 PM

 

We are delighted that our Strategy, Risk and Performance Management software suite is now available through the government’s Digital Marketplace procurement portal.

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Topics: Performance management, Risk Management

GDPR: Why It Is So Important To Manage The Data You Collect Correctly

Posted by Mark Hobart on Jan 11, 2019 3:12:43 PM

 

 

The collection, storage and use of customer data has changed significantly since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in all EU member states in May 2018. The GDPR was developed to help countries across Europe to take advantage of the digital environment without short-changing customers. Companies that are impacted by the regulations need to understand the price of non-compliance and how the regulations impact data collection.

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Topics: GDPR/Data compliance

When Choosing A Business Performance/Risk Management/Data Solutions Company - What Differences Do ISO 9001 And ISO27001 Certifications Make?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Jan 7, 2019 12:42:00 PM

Happy New Year from all of us at Clearview. It was a busy but rewarding time for us in the run-up to Christmas. We have just been re-certified for ISO 27001 (2013) and ISO 9001 (2015) for the fourth year running. Certification to ISO standards requires careful structuring and a thorough audit – and very few business performance, risk management or data solutions companies go to the trouble of doing so. So why do we seek re-certification year after year, and what difference does choosing an ISO 27001- and 9001-certified supplier make to you?

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Topics: Performance management, Risk Management

New Year Resolutions From The Scottish Housing Regulator

Posted by Mark Hobart on Jan 2, 2019 10:17:00 AM

The New Year is a time to reflect on the past, look forward to the future and establish firm resolutions to change what you don’t like (and do more of what you do well). Whilst “Lessons from Statutory Intervention” by the Scottish Housing Regulator (December 2018) may not be top of your 2019 ‘must read’ list, it is an essential guide for all social landlords to ensure that you are on top of your game for the new year ahead.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

How important is risk management to comply fully with GDPR regulations?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Dec 20, 2018 12:44:00 PM

Any organisation with a commitment to good governance, financial stability and growth should already be aware of the importance of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Rolled out across the EU in 2018, GDPR places greater onus than ever before on all sorts of organisations – from big multinationals to smaller operators in the charity sector – to manage the risks surrounding data.

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Topics: GDPR/Data compliance, Risk Management

Slay the elephant in the room – classify your unstructured data estate!

Posted by Mark Hobart on Dec 13, 2018 11:21:10 AM

Analysts at Gartner estimate that upward of 80% of enterprise data today is unstructured. A Data Genomics Project report calculates the rate of growth for unstructured data in modern IT environments is around 40 per cent year-over-year. Now consider this, Up to 78 per cent of organisations have little or no understanding of what is going on across their unstructured data and file shares. Not only is unstructured data, big, growing and unknown it raises challenging procedural and compliance concerns.

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Topics: GDPR/Data compliance

Strategic business planning top tips - What makes a good KPI?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 21, 2018 3:20:00 PM

What makes a good KPI (key performance indicator)?

  • KPIs are a more manageable way of understanding performance. They should reflect the organisations goals and strategy to ensure that they are relevant in helping to measure the success of the organisation.
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Topics: Business Intelligence

Strategic business planning top tips - Set goals and objectives

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 19, 2018 4:05:06 PM

How to set goals and objectives

Achievements come from good planning, which is why it’s important to set clear objectives and realistic goals. Slow and steady wins the race, so it’s important to take your time and carefully plan from beginning to end, for a smooth and successful journey to your goal.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

What are the causes of poor quality data in organisations?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 19, 2018 10:19:00 AM

I’ve been in the business of developing and implementing business applications for over 30 years. Data quality is a perennial problem and indeed cited recently by Gartner as the cause of an average $15m cost to US businesses in 2018. When I read an article recently that suggested there were three primary causes of poor-quality data in an organisation it got me thinking…

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Topics: Business Intelligence

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