Bad Data is Bad for Business: How to Improve Data Quality

Bad Data is Bad for Business: How to Improve Data Quality

The cost of bad data is an astonishing 15% to 25% of revenue for most companies.(sloanreview.mit.edu) What is bad data?  Every company has some amount of bad data. Bad data can come in the form of incomplete information, false information, duplicate records, and irrelevant information, but whatever form it takes, bad data can negatively impact business performance.  Bad business…

The best business dashboards: Using KPIs to drive your business forward

The best business dashboards: Using KPIs to drive your business forward

Just like the dashboard of your car helps you navigate safely to your destination, your business dashboard puts your most valuable information at your fingertips. Data-driven businesses use dashboards to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), metrics, and other key data points related to a business, department, or specific process. The idea is to give users…

Malicious email: How to identify phishing scams, spam and malware

Malicious email: How to identify phishing scams, spam and malware

How much of your email is real business email? If you’re like most business professionals, you spend a lot of time keeping unwanted emails out of your inbox, while trying not to miss any messages from clients, colleagues and prospects. You may use various tools like: Captcha features on website contact forms Sanebox, Unroll.me and…

Computer Warranties: Are They Worth it For Businesses?

Computer Warranties: Are They Worth it For Businesses?

According to Warranty Week, extended warranties are a $40 billion business. Manufacturers make lucrative margins on warranties, because they know that most people will never take them up on the offer. For personal electronics, extended warranties aren’t usually worth the money because the chances of needing a repair are low; the cost of repairs or…