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 nearly any business operation you can think of, and is increasingly the driving force behind all 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 like a high-performance car needs quality fuel. Issues in data quality can also indicate broader problems with data management in the business.
460degrees’ Strategic Data Management experts are experienced in their own data disciplines (including 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 also have access to specialised technology partners 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, and know that the 460degrees team can pin-point where they 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 managing 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. Increasingly, more businesses are turning toward cloud computing for their data service needs.
Being agile as an organisation is important in a saturated market.
A cloud computing solution allows for prioritisation of resources and business catalogues.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 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 what they do best, rather than how to store big data in unfathomable quantities.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) which looks at pre-built digital structures engineered to make digital tasks such as programming simple. This approach 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 things – it also measures.
New digital technologies mean business can measure in detail nearly anything about themselves, their clients, competitors, or anyone.
In the past, managers made decisions based on limited and out-of-date information.
These days, with more data, we can make better decisions. Big Data, and the technology serving it, is behind so many of the services that we take for granted such as logistics, communications, finance, retail, and manufacturing.
Big Data has become a revolution in the way that businesses manage.
With good data management, the potential of Big Data is harnessed and offers a competitive edge to your business with increased profitability.
460degrees’ Strategic Data Management experts are highly skilled in working with Big Data, with many years of working with this since its inception.
More importantly, we have the know-how and skills to partner with your organisation, develop innovative strategy, and discipline how your business works with Big Data to unlock results.