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Prevent warranty claims in your business

Prevent warranty claims in your business

In recent months we have seen several companies featured in the news because of product failures in the market place. This is often followed by reporting of poor financial results and/or tumbling share prices.  Sometimes it is exacerbated by the company having to set aside large sums to cover legal claims concerned with their products….

How to improve quality culture

How to improve quality culture

Rob Oakland, Partner at Oakland Consulting, reveals his advice for raising the profile of quality in your organisation with the CQI, in their latest Knowledge e-newsletter. My role at Oakland Consulting is to help organisations reach the highest level of performance. This is done by working with people to improve quality, reduce the costs of…

Big data. What does it all mean?

Big data. What does it all mean?

In today’s world, data and information have become the lifeblood of most organisations. System generated data, people generated data, structured data, unstructured data…it’s what we use to make decisions, build processes, deliver change, and spot risks. However, if that data is unstructured, unprotected and of poor quality, how do we know those decisions are correct?…

Data Quality – Let the Battle Commence!

Data Quality – Let the Battle Commence!

The battle for the control of data has begun and as organisations figure out what to do with all the data moving around inside and outside the company boundaries, is it quality or quantity that you should care about? This can depend on a number of factors, but we believe a key aspect is recognising…

Poor data quality damages reputations

Poor data quality damages reputations

The Problem Data is like money, if you keep it under the mattress it won’t increase in value, but if you use and invest it wisely it will pay dividends. Data is a key asset of any business, but only if it is used to create information, that can be turned into knowledge. Data Quality…

6 tips for avoiding miscommunication

6 tips for avoiding miscommunication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” is a quote from George Bernard Shaw. It refers to the risk that a person believes they have communicated when in fact they have not. Big Data is an extremely complicated area crossing over your service, delivery, sales and marketing functions….