Data Strategy

aChord Managed Service

Why achieving connected data governance is vital for business success but harder than it looks

Posted on 26 September, 2018 by Steve Parry

It’s become almost a cliché these days that businesses need to be data driven. Managers imagine an almost nirvana-like state of data perfection, everything neatly catalogued and ordered, data firmly at the heart of their organisation’s decision making. The reality, sadly, is often far from this. Back in 2016...

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Digital Security and Data Protection

Six tips for reviewing your system and data security

Posted on 18 July, 2018 by Rhien Salgado-Jones

System and data security are based on three things: confidentiality, integrity and availability. With the updated Data Protection act and GDPR having a huge impact on how organisations treat and manage their data, security is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. There is even more focus on the action...

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Why is effective collaboration between IT and business teams so difficult to achieve?

Posted on 29 June, 2018 by Kate Tickner

When working with clients it’s not unusual to find that there’s a cultural disconnect between the IT team and the functional business teams, be that the HR team, the marketing team or the operations team which can seriously impede the organisation’s ability to make use of the data that...

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Marina Bay Sands Casino, Singapore

Five ways to reach for the skies with your IT architecture

Posted on 27 June, 2018 by Matthew Harris

Some of man’s greatest achievements come from our city skylines.  The grandeur of the Empire State Building in New York, the Shard in London or Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, inspires and excites the viewer.  The ability of the architecture and construction of these engineering marvels to inspire and...

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Cloud Blog

Four reasons why a move to cloud needs good data management

Posted on 07 June, 2018 by Kate Tickner

Is your organisation in the middle of or considering a move to Cloud? A you having to step up the pace to keep up with your customer needs? What tactics are you considering to do this – automation? Working with partners like AWS? Or something else? Whatever your decision,...

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Number Five

Five challenges that most data management projects face

Posted on 30 May, 2018 by Kate Tickner

Most organisations nowadays know that they could be doing more with their data, and for many GDPR has provided the impetus to finally get on and actually do it.  Compliance projects are a great opportunity to think about the data you hold, how you collect it and how you...

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Master Data Advisors Circle

Master Data Advisors launched by Entity and parsionate

Posted on 17 November, 2017 by Kate Tickner

Entity Group and parsionate Announce Master Data Advisors Providing Global Clients With Top Level Expertise and Scale from Local Companies. Kent, UK: Entity Group and parsionate today announced a partnership between the two companies called Master Data Advisors to provide global enterprises with greater choice when selecting a partner...

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Three is the Magic Number

Three questions to help start your data management journey

Posted on 04 September, 2017 by Kate Tickner

Three is a good number of questions to start with for any organisation that wants to get a grip on its data management to drive business value. After all, according to Schoolhouse Rock and, thereafter De La Soul, three is the magic number. Once you’ve established what your goals are...

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Our Take on Gartner’s Master Data Management Advice

Posted on 01 August, 2017 by Kate Tickner

Entity Group has, for the third year in succession, been included in the Gartner Market Guide for MDM External Service Providers, published March 2017 (ESPs). We are delighted to be listed once again by Gartner for MDM solutions. This discussion considers our take on the report – where we...

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People, Process Technology

People, Process, Technology – a Data Management Love Triangle

Posted on 27 June, 2017 by Kate Tickner

Yes you read that correctly. Although of course it’s intended to get your attention and what I really mean is that for good data management – the type that will deliver business value from your data – what you need to do is think about 3 things: People, Process...

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