How do you define data?

Posted by Lori Alexander on August 8, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Here at NNData we spend a lot of time talking about data but when we talk to people outside our bubble and ask how they manage their data many people kind of look around and respond with “well, I don’t really have any data” or “we don’t really manage data”.  We have come to understand that not everyone thinks of data in the same way we do.  In fact, I would venture to say that 80% of the population never gives the word “data” a passing thought.  However, I believe that almost everyone deals with data in one form or another, it’s just called a different name.  What is data?  It’s spreadsheets, logs, documents, briefings, images, completed forms, reports, emails, articles, publications, the list goes on and on and we call all of them “data”. 

How many versions of the same spreadsheet do you have and wish there was an easy way to integrate them into one sheet so you can create charts and graphs without using complex formulas or spending precious time cutting and pasting?  Do you use multiple applications and find it difficult to marry the information into a usable format, so you can create routine reports?  Are you faced with the daunting task of consolidating documents from different team members or customers just to understand the big picture? 

We know you have better things to do with your time than spending hours or days formatting your data to gain valuable insight.  So, we have created a “data” (replace with your word of choice) management product to answer the questions above.  See how easy it is to ingest, transform, and format your data, whether it is spreadsheets, logs, emails, or any other format into easy to use and understand “Smart Data”.  Check out our website at and take a look at our “data” management product, NNCompass.  I think it will change the way you view and use “data”!

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Topics: Data Preparation

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  • I wish I could ingest and get a handle on all of my data, not just beautifully structured CSV and XLS files, but all my emails, MS Word docs, Adobe PDFs.

  • I don’t have the resources or time to first hire data engineers, then data scientists just so I can start using machine learning algorithms to answer some of my most difficult business problem sets.

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