Data, tech or product professionals that we speak to often tell us a familiar tale. They started off trying to collect the world’s company data themselves to power their new solution or platform. They had limited success at first, realised how difficult it is, and then thought: “there must be a better way – and … Continue reading Want to collect the world’s company data by yourself? Read this first!
Data provenance: why it helps you make more defensible decisions
Data about companies is used every day to inform all kinds of critical decisions: from analysing risk to vetting potential suppliers. But how do you know what data to trust? And how can you justify important decisions you, or your users, take with the data? The answer is simple: data provenance. Efforts to utilise data, … Continue reading Data provenance: why it helps you make more defensible decisions
What a bribery fine tells us about the Black Box company data market
In April 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation “agreed to pay $9 million to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges arising from improper payments made by two Chinese subsidiaries”. According to the SEC’s order: “One subsidiary, part of a joint venture with a Chinese company, acquired … Continue reading What a bribery fine tells us about the Black Box company data market