How to Fall Madly in Love with Your CRM

Do you remember the first time you fell in love? I do. How could I forget? The anticipation of being alone — just the two of us — was something I had been thinking about for weeks. That sense of excitement and anticipation is similar in the working world, when a new CRM come into…

Data Quality Checklist

Joseph Morgan, President and CEO of Standard Register, once said, “If you have the right data at the right time, you can absolutely accelerate your business.” Real time, clean, constantly-changing data will get you ahead of the curve so your business can focus on success. However, clean customer data is hard to find and maintain,…

100 Consequences of Bad Data Standardization

Bad data impacts all aspects of business from employee morale to lost customers. Working in the data quality space for over 10 years, RingLead has seen its share of bad situations. So in collaboration with customers, partners and employees here at RingLead, we’ve developed a pretty long list of what happens when your data is…

Are You Ready for a Chief Data Officer?

By now, everyone knows that there is huge potential in data. From reducing costs by improving quality, to enriching existing products and services by informationalizing them, to innovating by bringing big data and analytics to bear, data are showing themselves worthy across the board. Still, data do not give up their secrets easily. And most…

The Evolution of Business Data

Parroting popular thinking happens too often. Instead of analyzing, thinking and tweaking your business to improve the process, many businesses rush to embrace any new ideas whole-heartedly. As a part of this cycle, the last “great idea” goes in the trash before it has even had a chance to work. The evolution of business data…