Is your Data an Asset or Liability?

A recent study of 75 datasets across 30 Irish organisations (of varying types, sizes and sectors) reveals that the average data quality score is 53%. So half of our critical business data is either incomplete and/or inaccurate (aka “bad data”). Read More…

The Nature of Networks Within Organisations

  ‘Network’ is a word which has become a staple of our daily vocabulary. Whether we’re talking about the evolution of online social networks or the importance of effective networking to our careers and improving business practices, the word itself Read More…

After The Boom Comes The Bust

  Professor Frank Barry recently presented an interesting paper looking back at the debate in the 1990s on Ireland joining the euro single currency project. He presented his paper at a recent meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society Read More…

Stop Asking People to Innovate

  More than two hundred years ago, a class of 10-year old German students were asked by their teacher to solve a seemingly difficult problem: “If you add all the numbers from 1 to 100, what is the sum total?”  Read More…

Bringing Data Modelling into the Boardroom

Throughout the past four years of Data Business, our participants have increasingly understood the importance of being visual when they are trying to convey their understanding of complex problems. While on this journey, participants have also realised that the capability Read More…

The Neglected Art of Observation

We recently listened to a remarkable BBC Radio 4 programme “The Life Scientific” which concerned the work of Frans De Waal, a famous Dutch primatologist and ethologist, though he now resides in Atlanta as a Professor at Emory University.  The Read More…