Here at Opera Solutions, we often refer to data equity, which we define as not just the amount of data you have, but also the ability to derive value from it. And to get value from your data, you need to ensure it is high quality. But how? Knowing the answer could make the difference between data equity and data bust.
If you’re in the business of pretty much anything, you’ve got a lot of important data coming in from a lot of different places — both internal and external. What you might be lacking are some best practices that could help you access or see all of that data and be in a position to extract important insights that could nudge your business into new competitive directions.
But what data is relevant to your business and where is it? Can you access it when you want to? Do you know that it’s accurate, current, clean, and complete? Can you easily pull all the data together, no matter what format it’s in or how often it changes?
Basically, is your data ready to support analytics?
Data is like oxygen for a corporation. Just like we’re surrounded by the atmosphere, corporations live and breathe data. Likewise, as social, economic, and other spheres continue to produce data, it grows and moves and changes every second of every day.
As the breadth and depth of this corporate-owned intel vastly increases with technological advances, a pressing question facing the world of business is how to best leverage this huge, ubiquitous asset known as Big Data.