Data Management and Analytics

Articles and guides on data management and analytics topics for UK small businesses and SMEs.


Small businesses still losing data despite warnings to backup

Deploying a backup solution will not prevent users from losing data. Over the last year, nearly one-third of respondents experienced data loss.


Business data decays at a rate if over 13 times per minute

New analysis highlights the challenges faced by small businesses in avoiding dirty business data.

Business Technology

Why regional co-location is a great option for small businesses

Here, we look at regional co-location as an option for SMEs to better service their data management needs.

Business Technology

Small businesses and the problem with spreadsheets

Ben Gladstone highlights the dangers of SMEs using manual spreadsheets for critical business processes.

Business Technology

Are data and analytics skills more important than industry experience?

Data and analytics skills could be more important in business than industry experience, management experience, or a second language, research from Alteryx has revealed.


Hidden SME overheads: The cost of poor data management

Jon Cano-Lopez discusses the marketing importance of keeping your database in check.


Human error still the biggest factor in data loss 

Human error is still the leading cause of data loss for organisations in the UK, research finds.

Employing & managing staff

The data engineer recruitment conundrum for small businesses 

David Dumeresque explores what organisation leaders need to address from a talent perspective to capture the full value of data.

Business Technology

Why and how SMEs should harness the power of small, smart data

Big data is the buzzword of the moment but small companies rarely have the budget to entertain it. Martin Campbell discusses how to go about harnessing small data.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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