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Join Our Smarter Cloud Data Migration Webinar: June 5th 2019

Posted by Nicky Hawkins on May 29, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Gone are the days of memory sticks, hard drives and saving things to your PC desktop – today, it’s all about the cloud!

What isn’t cloud-based these days? Switching your data storage to the cloud puts everything in one place, out of reach of that pesky ‘delete’ key. It can save a lot of time and effort that having data scattered across multiple, unsecured locations can waste.

It’s not just the average person using cloud solutions such as Dropbox – more and more companies are making the shift to the cloud.

On June 5th, we’ll be discussing why.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

4 reasons to invest in business data management software in 2019

Posted by Nicky Hawkins on Mar 13, 2019 9:58:29 AM



Big data is invaluable to businesses, and any company that is not taking advantage of it is losing out on many opportunities. The availability of information about everything and anything facilitates decision making processes in different capacities. However, data requires careful collection, analysis and interpretation if it is to mean anything. Commercial enterprises need data management systems to maximise the full potential of big data. At Clearview, we offer data management as one of our software solutions because we understand the need for efficiency when dealing with data. Several other reasons justify investing in data management software (DMS) in 2019.

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Topics: People Management, Business Intelligence

Clearview strategy software platform, consultancy & training suite

Posted by Nicky Hawkins 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

New Year Resolutions From The Scottish Housing Regulator

Posted by Nicky Hawkins 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

Automating Information Governance and Compliance – How do you compare?

Posted by Nicky Hawkins on Dec 6, 2018 10:40:00 AM

I recently read an insightful piece of research by AIIM on the topic of Automating Governance and Compliance, which you can view here.

The research explored some key themes surrounding the growth of data and its impact on compliance processes within organisations. The survey revealed that 51% of participants are planning to spend “more” or “a lot more” on information governance. This is not however spending as usual rather investment to be targeted at analytics and machine learning to automate key information governance and security processes.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

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

Posted by Nicky Hawkins 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 - Project management

Posted by Nicky Hawkins on Nov 20, 2018 9:47:25 AM

The five stages of project management

Project management is not a science, but breaking it down into 5 manageable stages may help your organisation and staff understand the process, and help to embed a project management culture across your organisation. All projects no matter how complex may be broken down into five stages:

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Topics: Performance management, Business Intelligence

Strategic business planning top tips - Set goals and objectives

Posted by Nicky Hawkins 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 Nicky Hawkins 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

Strategic business planning top tips - SWOT analysis

Posted by Nicky Hawkins on Nov 18, 2018 5:35:56 PM

SWOT analysis

One of the most helpful tools that can be used to understand your organisation is the SWOT analysis. SWOT is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. This framework considers the external and internal influences that could impact upon your organisations position and performance.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

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