The Problem: Business information was unstructured.

The impact of which was it prevented the business from using it to its full potential and draw meaningful insights to support decisions.

Option 1 – Data Structuring

Puts focus on ensuring future data is in a usable state and is consistent.

Allow the business to use data to transform.

Option 2 – Data Strategy

Develop a plan to align all data held by the business so it is usable. 

Reduces risk on the business.

Option 3 – Online Data Lake

Highest relative cost but holds all historical information and receive all incoming

information. All processes would then be run from this environment.

Our Recommendation

Data Strategy

As a data driven business, you need to focus on what data you need to hold and how you will use it to be successful. Focusing only on structuring future data requirements would limit your ability to use all the information you hold correctly.

Building a date strategy will ensure you have greater oversight over the information assets held by your business, and you will be able to invest accordingly. 

This will support both your business imperatives and the demands from your market.

Building a data strategy will ensure you have greater oversight over the information assets held by your business

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"One of Ant's strengths is relating to owners in a visionary sense and talking to people who are on the ground...[Ant has a] wide understanding of different systems, processes and applications and can articulate where we're going and what the possibilities are...working with Ant has changed the way we make decisions about IT structures and support systems."

Felicity Hopkins, Director - Research Review

We hired Ant to support us with an important project after he was highly recommended by colleagues. Ant was responsive, speedy, super-helpful and helped us to make key decisions. We appreciated his broad experience, and his ability to hold a high level strategic view alongside expert advice on details. We will definitely be consulting with Ant again and are happy to recommend him.

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