How data validation can help your fashion business!

Big data is not going to be a 15-minute wonder in the fashion calendar. Data is the new black darling and is here to stay!  We are not talking about Dolce & Gabanna using drones on the runway to promote their new purses, or how Plein used a robot to launch his fashion show.

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The Brexit Data Blockade?

On 29th of March, as things stand at the time of writing, the UK will be leaving the EU (some of our intrepid Microsoft Dynamics 365 experts will hopefully have just returned home after making the most of our final day of EU membership attending CRMUG Summit EMEA in Amsterdam!). If that ends up being without a deal, that could end up having implications for UK companies transferring data across national boundaries. It might not be caught up in a lorry park in Kent, but without a bit of preparation, you could find your data transfers being impacted.

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Alumni are changing and so is your database

I still like to think of myself as a recent graduate. Those days where I had my first chance at an independent life and got to live in a brand new place with my friends seems like it was just yesterday. Truth be told, I graduated in 2015 and have been an adult for a whole two years, so it’s really not that recent.

But when I get an email from my old university giving updates about current students and new technologies, buildings and awards that the university has, I get a little warm fuzzy feeling. read more >>>

Address the treasure in your ‘trash’

“Don’t worry about that bit, barely anyone uses it”

I have heard that statement before and recently a friend of mine got in touch and one of his clients had said something very similar and for once, we decided to question the decision and quantify the decision in order to open the client’s eyes and let them see just what they were throwing away.  read more >>>

5 ways to love your CRM again

Customer relationship management systems, or CRM as they are more affectionately known as, are the backbone of most companies. They are a multiverse of customer data, call tracking and email tracking just to name a few.

So with all this information in CRM, how can you ensure it’s not hindering your business? What can you do to improve your CRM in order to make the most out of it?  read more >>>

Is it time for a spring clean?

It’s that time of year again, when the mornings and evenings get that little bit lighter and the daffodils start to make an appearance. Those dark, cold winter days seem to be long gone, it is now time to embrace new beginnings and change. Talking of change, isn’t it time we dusted off the cobwebs and breathed some life into the data hiding inside our CRM systems?  read more >>>

Build a better database: part 1

2017 has started on a good note for Data8! We’ve been announced as Technology Firm of the Year 2016 by Build Magazine, a magazine featuring everything from the latest products and techniques, to up-to-the-minute design trends and industry-moulding regulations. This had us thinking, data along with construction and property are rarely paired together, so of course I decided to investigate.  read more >>>