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David Rice
Data Vault
August 3, 2020
Part 1 – What is Data Vault?

What is Data Vault? Firstly, what is Data Vault? Well, put simply it’s a modern approach to designing and building enterprise data warehouses. Most traditional data warehouses are designed and built using concepts from Kimball’s dimensional modelling and Inmon’s relational

July 8, 2020
AI for good – how data is helping to change the world

Artificial intelligence has been with us since the 1950s, but many people’s understanding of it still comes through sci-fi movies or shock newspaper headlines. Many worry that this technology is taking away our ability to think and act for ourselves,

July 8, 2020
Why Digital Transformation MUST start with Data Strategy

Forbes estimates that a massive 84% of companies fail at digital transformation.  Yet change is inevitable, and those who fail to innovate will get left behind.  Blockbusters, Polaroid and more recently Toys R Us are examples of those that have

June 10, 2020
The four pillars of a data strategy

Mention data to some executives and you’ll get a range of reactions, ranging from evangelical to utterly perplexed. The latter group might know data is important to their business and understand that using it correctly can bring significant wins, but

June 9, 2020
How to grow your business 30% year on year

There is one abundant and seemingly inexhaustible resource available to every business on the planet - data. By this stage in the game everyone knows that it’s important, but many businesses still don’t know how to harness its undeniable power

April 28, 2020
How data can help you steer the ship

When navigating, many pilots and sailors follow the ‘1 in 60’ rule. This states that if you have travelled for 60 miles with an error in track of one degree then you will have gone 60 miles off course. Scale

February 28, 2020
How will IR35 impact your data project – and what can you do about it?

There are many things to consider when running a major data project. Weighing up the long term benefits over sometimes considerable short term expenditure can cause project managers sleepless nights. But come April 2020, many businesses will be asking themselves whether they

February 12, 2020
5 things to do before starting a data project

You’re about to start a big data project. Fantastic! We’re big believers in the fact that every business can gain a real competitive advantage through analysing their data. It’s why we do what we do.  But just before you go running off

February 12, 2020
How to get buy-in for your data project

Despite the talk of a data driven revolution, the reality for many companies often lags someway behind the ideal of a business built on reliable detailed information analysed using AI. According to a Mckinsey Digital report on leadership and analytics, CEOs cite their biggest