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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: GDPR Compliance, Data Management

How to efficiently service a Data Subject Access Request…

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 12, 2018 4:11:37 PM

In my job, I am fortunate enough to speak to many people involved in ensuring their organisation is GDPR compliant. Whenever you engage, there is always a tale to tell about Data Subject Access Requests how challenging, how easy, how long! Here’s a few anecdotes that might resonate with you…

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Topics: GDPR Compliance

Stick or twist? What would you do?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Nov 7, 2018 5:17:54 PM

So much of a quality and compliance role involves checking data. Since the GDPR deadline last May, even more checks have been added to the list of things to do each day. Many organisations are taking the view that the risk of a breach or non-compliance is unlikely to crystallise for them as they have the people in place checking data and servicing data subject rights. Or do they?

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Topics: GDPR Compliance

Infoboss Data Management System Now Available on Gov.uk Digital Marketplace

Posted by Mark Hobart on Aug 8, 2018 11:49:09 AM

Our Clearview Infoboss data management platform is now available through the government’s Digital Marketplace cloud software portal. Digital Marketplace is a reliable, government endorsed cloud hosting, software and support service that makes it easy to access a range of advanced applications without a lengthy procurement process.

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Topics: GDPR Compliance

Landlords fail to comply

Posted by Mark Hobart on Jul 25, 2018 5:20:41 PM

...but there is a better way

Recently, several landlords were downgraded by the regulator for failing to follow value for money guidelines, and not taking into account key performance data in their value for money self-assessments. The message is clear in that data is key to being able to evidence compliance with the regulatory framework and also other frameworks such as the NHF code of governance. For the VFM statement, the underlying data needs to be clear, relevant and a link established to the activities of the organisation with appropriate targets and where relevant benchmark data being included. There is some good practice that we would like to share around this topic by showcasing a long standing Clearview customer that has been able to stand up to external scrutiny and come through with flying colours on many occasions.

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Topics: GDPR Compliance

Board access to data?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Jul 25, 2018 5:17:28 PM

Dear Sirs,

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Topics: GDPR Compliance

Search engine data analytics - alternative to data warehousing?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Jul 25, 2018 5:09:54 PM

Data Warehousing – time to change house?

Data Warehousing is not a new approach. In fact, Data Warehousing – the concept, approach and philosophy has been around for decades. Since software applications started capturing and storing transactional information in the 1970's, there has been a necessity to take this information, normalise and present in a way to enable the business to make decisions quickly and easily. As these applications and systems became more complicated and increased in number, the requirement to develop a consistent view across all systems became a real issue.

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Topics: GDPR Compliance

How can MOSAIC data help assess the impact of housing initiatives?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Jul 25, 2018 4:49:28 PM

I need to assess the impact on customers of proposed service changes but my data is poor or incomplete…

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Topics: GDPR Compliance

What is big data?

Posted by Mark Hobart on Jul 25, 2018 3:28:58 PM

The basic idea behind the phrase ‘big data’ is that everything we do is increasingly leaving a digital footprint (data) which can subsequently be used and analysed.

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Topics: GDPR Compliance

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