FREE FROM DATA PRISON

What is a data prison? A data prison could be one or more of these data conditions holding back the successes of your organizational goals and objectives: Excessive, confusing, and annoying paper-based files –manually moved from one desk to the other. Unstructured and semi-structured typed data – stored on laptops, desktop computers and flash drives. […]

Error Free Data Collection

Introduction to the course No matter the size and level of data collection, a common problem with the exercise is error. Some of the errors are minor but others are large enough to disregard the purpose of collecting the data in the first instance.  What are the major causes of errors in data collection?  Surveyors […]

Data-Centric Monitoring and Evaluation (DC-M&E)

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) has reached an impulse and its practicality are somewhat lost in a long trail of processes. That is why introducing the Data Centric Monitoring and Evaluation (DC-M&E) in our technology and training suite became innovative. M&E of programs and projects is no longer a luxury for Non-For […]

9 Reasons Why Big Data is not Yet in the Public Sector

Have you wondered why a lot bigger data businesses are in the private sector and not in the public sector? Big data is a new practice. While the concept was traced to Fremont Rider, a Wesleyan University Librarian, in 1944, only in 2005 did Yahoo built Hadoop on top of Google MapReduce. Coupled with the use of […]

3 Data Technologies are Helping NGOs and Non-For-Profits (NFPs) Save Time and Money (1/3)

The traditional thinking around the use of big data for marketing, sales, and profit is changing; big data is gaining grounds in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Non-For-Profit (NFP) sector. Today, data is as relevant to humanitarian work as it is to private businesses – we are beginning to see how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Block […]

3 Data Technologies are Helping NGOs and Non-For-Profits (NFPs) Save Time and Money (2/3)

2. DATA AUTOMATION Data automation minimizes and eventually removes unnecessary paper-based manual procedures, custom programming, or scripting – all of which create delays, errors and make result tracking difficult. Paper base and manual procedures are the major causes for delays in Non-For-Profit (NFP) operations. Starting from conception to implementation monitoring, data management processes can be […]