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Assurance in real time

Real-time Audit

Real-time auditing will play an increasingly key role in the future. This involves federating data sources and using sophisticated computer programs that run continuously to identify exceptions or anomalies, analyse patterns within the digits of key numeric fields, review trends and test controls.

Currently, most organisational communication in the market is unassured.  That is, there is no auditor involvement when a […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Analytics, Compliance, Data, Fraud, Regulatory, Risk|

GDPR

Preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May, 2016 and B2C businesses operating in the EU (and even post Brexit UK) have until May, 2018 to ensure their compliance to the requirements set out by this new customer data protection regulation. With fines as high as up to four percent […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Compliance, Data, GDPR, Regulatory|

Enhancing M&A data management

Once a target firm is bought, the most difficult job of the acquirer begins: to create the value that was expected from the deal through successful integration of the companies’ operations.  Whatever the acquirer’s strategy, combining two firms will often constitute a challenging task for management.  The acquirer must implement synergies to create value while simultaneously managing issue to avoid […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Data, Data federation, Data Ingestion|

Public Data Sources

Introduction.
I am often asked by clients where can they find public datasets for analysis and for inclusion in their own data analytics. This brief list of eleven key sources shows the range of data available via some key national and international organisations. Most of this data is freely available and updated regularly as new data becomes available.

Some of these datasets are […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Data|

Big Data tools to ditch in 2017

Guest Article by Andrew C. Oliver in which he outlines the 7 Big Data tools to ditch in 2017.We’ve been on this big data adventure for a while. Not everything is still shiny and new anymore. In fact, some technologies may be holding you back. Remember, this is the fastest-moving area of enterprise tech — so much so that some software acts […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Tools|