Data is a major asset for all businesses. Just like any other asset, data must be managed to maximise its value and reduce risk.
Data is integral to very nearly any business operation you can think of. In fact, it is no exaggeration to describe most businesses as being data businesses. Data is increasingly the driving force behind modern business. For many organisations, the data has become a revenue stream in its’ own right. Therefore, loss or corruption presents a real and growing risk.
And yet, overall management of data assets lags well behind the opportunities and risks. While technology has driven advances in data storage, analytics, BI and data integration – other aspects of data management are often forgotten.
Advanced analytics needs quality data – a high-performance car also needs quality fuel. Issues in data quality can also indicate broader problems with data management in the business.
Our Strategic Data Management experts are experienced in their own data disciplines – analysts, architects, BI practitioners – but also they bring a broader understanding of all aspects of data management. It’s that broader understanding that makes them experts.
A trove of data is useless without a way to understand important aspects within.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in the business sense it is also worth time saved through communication and productivity across your workforce.
Great visualisation will allow a room full of team members with different skillsets to see data with the same level of understanding. It is a communication tool that translates the complex into the very simple.
Our experts can decipher the meaning behind data, also utilising tools such as RPython, Spark, Tableau, as well as ETL tools such Pentaho and Talend. We have access to specialised technology partners also, such as data framework software company FraXses.
Utilising data is of great importance for a business, as is a storage method for all this information.
Our clients are in different phases of the data-utilisation and management life-cycle. We can pin-point where you need to invest in this journey, or even start it.
Data management at its simplest can be broken down into layers; storage, processing (or batch processing), and serving. Our experts ensure that this process is implemented and running smoothly end-to-end.
Through the management of data our experts can assist with driving down costs and improving efficiency, overall enabling a well-informed business.
Cloud computing can offer great ease and prospects to an organisation, and increasingly more are turning toward cloud computing for their data service needs.
Being agile as an organisation is important in a saturated market – and a cloud computing solutions allows for prioritisation of resources and business catalogues.
Infrastructure as a Service is disposable computing at scale. With a huge amount of processing power behind it, this virtual infrastructure allows for simple allocation of data and assets online protected by external parties. This approach means that organisations can focus on things of greater importance than issues such as storage of big data in unfathomable quantities.
On the other side of cloud computing is Platform as a Service, which looks at pre-built digital structures engineered to make digital tasks such as programming simple. This take on the cloud handles scaling and all the tricky variables, so a business can get on with the necessary tasks.
Our experts have the knowledge and skills behind implementing and maintaining cloud computing infrastructure, with experience in AWS, Azure, and the Google Cloud Platform. 460degrees also implements digital strategy initiatives to ensure any transition or maintenance is kept on track.
Big Data is much more than just Big. Data describes things – it measures. New digital technologies mean business can measure in detail nearly anything about themselves, their clients, competitors or anyone.
The business world has embraced Big Data as much as anywhere else. Big Data and the technology serving it are behind so many of services that we take for granted such as logistics, communications, finance, retail, manufacturing – the list goes on.
It offers a revolution in the way that businesses manage, which is the real significance of Big Data.. Have you noticed this? If you haven’t, you’re not alone.
Anyone in data-tech industry knows the “Four V’s” of Big Data: Volume, Velocity, Variability and Veracity. They’re big and flashy – exabytes of data, billions of records per second, more data created every 2 days than was created in all history up to 2003, etcetera. Naturally everyone focuses on those big numbers.
But just what do all those big numbers really mean? Nothing, if it doesn’t make a difference in the decision making process. In the past, managers made decisions based on limited and out-of-date information. More data, Big Data , helps make better decisions. That’s part of the story, but not the most interesting part.
All that data is like throwing open the curtains and looking into the potential future of business – it’s blinding at first, so much going on; confusing. However, with good Data Management the potential of Big Data is harnessed and offers a competitive edge to your business and increased profitability.
Our Strategic Data Management experts are highly skilled in working with Big Data, with many of us having worked with it since the early days. More importantly, we have the know-how and skills for use of data management to discipline how your business works with Big Data and unlock results.