Data is the new oil? No, it's more like dirt

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The comparison of data and oil is leading to quite a few misconceptions about the true potential of data for organisations

What actually is data? Most understand that it's valuable, and the insights gained from good data management and analytics have driven a huge number of modern innovations. Modern businesses are con...

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