How to Drain a Murky, Big Data Swamp

Gathering data without proper governance can turn data lakes into data swamps – devoid of metadata management, rife with duplication, plagued with errors, and presenting an opaque view of your operations. But Big Data verification and governance solutions can transform expanding data volumes into trusted, actionable information across the enterprise. Melissa’s V.P. of Enterprise Sales and Strategy, Bud Walker, shares…

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When does Big Data become Bad Data?

Last month, we spoke about big data and the importance of leveraging such data to provide insights to drive better informed business decisions. But at what point does this data become useless? As we mentioned, big data provides detailed insight as it draws upon information from a number of sources and data points and thus, big data can reveal new…

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Melissa’s Trust and Compliance Checklist Promotes Comprehensive Enterprise Data Quality

Company Receives SOC2 Certification; Outlines Criteria for Trusted Data in Banking, Healthcare, Marketing and More Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced its trust and compliance checklist, helping enterprises understand and evaluate complex criteria for secure, optimized data quality operations. The company is committed to trust and compliance leadership, securing its continued SOC2…

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The Relationship between Data Governance and GDPR

According to the GDPR, personal data refers to any information related to a person including name, photo, email, address, bank details, social media updates, medical information and even IP addresses. It can come in various forms and contains several data elements. Data governance and GDPR are complementary as a strong data governance program is vital for GDPR compliance and with…

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Melissa-Powered GDPR Risk Audits from DataDelta Uncover Hidden Risks in Right to Erasure Compliance

Inspired by GDPR Survey Results, Audits Reveal Blind Spot in Accuracy Assumptions of Single Customer View Platforms Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, and DataDelta, a 14-year leader in Master Data Management (MDM) match accuracy analytics, today announced two new audit solutions to support governance, risk, and compliance officers in complying with the E.U.’s…

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Melissa’s Improvements in Dynamics CRM

Dirty data, in all forms, is bad for business. Here at Melissa, our primary concern is cleansing it from all of your platforms, including Microsoft Dynamics® CRM. Melissa currently offers many solutions for Dynamics CRM in order to combat problems with bad data.   We offer the Personator® solution in order to cleanse and enrich your U.S. and Canadian data.…

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Record Matching Made Easy with MatchUp Web Service

MatchUp®, Melissa's solution to identify and eliminate duplicate records, is now available as a web service for batch processes, fulfilling one of most frequent requests from our customers - accurate database matching without maintaining and linking to libraries, or shelling out to the necessary locally-hosted data files. Now you can integrate MatchUp into any aspect of your network that can…

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Know Your Customer Compliance Boosted by Tech Innovations

Fintech breakthroughs that identify,validate and augment customer data help financial services organizations head off fraud, operate within the rulesOne of the most pressing issues facing the financial services industry today is the prevailing emphasis on security and fraud prevention. Big data and analytics are leveraging the power of the Internet, but also offering big, juicy plums for hackers, credit card…

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