The Key Elements of the GDPR

Twenty years ago, when a customer bought a new pair of shoes, the only information given to the vendor was his or her shoe size. Today, most people shop online. Now, when a pair of shoes is bought online, the seller gets access to the customer’s name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card number in addition to their…

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Data Quality? That’s not in my job description!

It may not be explicitly stated but ensuring your company has good quality data is part of your job role. Why? Because all of us depend on data to do our work and if this data contains errors, it makes your job more complicated. What would I need to do? You need to advocate for data quality. When you come…

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Fintech Connect – Excel, London

Fintech Connect is coming up next week and as we prepare for the show, we thought we would come to our blog to let attendees know what to expect from the team. This will be our second time at the event and as a leading fintech event, there will be a number of players in the fintech ecosystem attending the…

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Melissa Drives Secure Healthcare Data with Compliant, On-Premise Tools

Certified for Privacy and Security, Melissa’s Smart Data Quality Suite Accelerates Patient Onboarding and Routing to Physicians Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF – September 26, 2018 – Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced identity management and verification tools purpose-built to meet healthcare customers’ data processing, support, and security needs worldwide. Certified compliant to…

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Get in the Contact Zone

If you're looking for that perfect all-in-one solution that combines the power of easy integration and Melissa's full spectrum of data quality solutions, then you need to get in the Zone - The Contact Zone®. Contact Zone employs all the customer data management tools you'll need to help provide consistent, trusted, accurate data across the enterprise - all in one…

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Meet Melissa: Global Intelligence

Melissa Data is officially now Melissa.   As we welcome our 32nd year in business, we are excited to announce an important change at Melissa Data. We've decided to drop the "Data" from our brand identity. We are simply Melissa now. This is part of a new branding effort to reflect Melissa's growth, and more importantly, the changes in the…

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A 4-Step Plan to Improving Data Warehousing for Healthcare Organizations

Many healthcare organizations find themselves coming across the following problems caused by data quality: fraud, bad debt, billing inefficiencies, and even life threatening issues that involve diagnosis and prescribing care and real-time analytics. On top of all that, healthcare organizations are attempting to handle the increase in the amounts of data while transitioning from paper to electronic health records. This…

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Standardizing Classifications

By David Loshin In the most recent post, we posed a straightforward problem: if we have a reporting or analytical objective that depends on using a dimension for classification, what happens when two different value domains are presumed to map to the same conceptual domain? More concretely, the example we used was mapping individuals to their car purchase preferences, but…

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Data Quality Incident Management

By David Loshin The previous step in our transition from uncontrolled reactivity to being proactively engaged in managing data quality involved defining processes for identifying and evaluating data errors using standardized methods. Providing well-defined processes to data stewards and data quality analysts helps reduce any confusion around the appropriate steps to take when those commonly-occurring data failures are discovered in…

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What is a Data Steward and Do You Need One?

By Elliot King The metaphor of "ownership" has become popular in organizations and their IT shops. Companies have "application owners" and projects that are "owned" by this or that group. So that raises the question, who "owns" your data? The right answer is that nobody "owns" the data. Data is a resource that must be shared across an organization. Data…

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