By Gemma Morris
18th December 2014

As 2014 is coming to a close, we thought we’d have a look back at the year and see which of our articles you were most interested in.  As well as being our most read articles we’ve had some really interesting  comments and  feedback on the favourite 5!  So, if you missed them first time around here's another chance to have a read and share your views..

You might as well forget your sexy big data

Our MD, Mark Dexter attended the MDM/Data Governance conference hosted by IRM and the message was clear “You might as well forget your sexy big data if your data isn’t managed in the first place”. To have the confidence that your data is valuable, it needs to have been properly governed and managed from the start. It’s a simple but effective strategy and ignoring it could be costly.

The Long Goodbye – negotiating the tricky 3 month notice period

Our statistics show that this article gets a lot of attention.  In fact it's our most read article!.  That's because a 3 month notice period has become increasingly common for Information Management professionals. Is it possible to get out of a 3 month notice period and keep your professional integrity intact?

How I learnt what big data is

Our new Marketing & Recruitment Administrator joined KDR in October and had to get to grips with our favourite topic – Big Data. It only seemed fitting to document this process and write this article, to which we’ve had some lovely responses.  Here Claire gives an introduction to Big Data – from the terminology and the 3 v’s to following thought-leaders and industry news.

Don’t miss these: our picks for the best data conferences

In the data management industry, conferences can be a fantastic way to stay up to date with the latest developments. Not only are they a great way to broaden your knowledge it's also an opportunity to network with other data management professionals and thought leaders. Here we share the conferences we feel are the most useful and should definitely be in your calendar. Maybe we'll see you there....

Top 10 hottest BI/Analytics skills for 2015

With 2015 fast approaching it was time to get out our crystal ball. Our MD, Mark Dexter made his predictions on which BI/Analytics skills will be hottest in 2015. We’ve has some fantastic responses to this article and would love to continue the discussion – which skills do you think will be hottest in 2015?

It's been a fantastic year and we are really looking forward to see what this exciting and continually evolving industry brings in 2015! 

If there's a topic you'd like us to write about or if you fancy writing a guest blog for us we'd to hear from you. You can contact Gemma on 01565 651422 or email

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2015 !


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