12
AUG
2016

How organizations like Junior Achievement shape our communities

I am very pleased and honored to be joining the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan. This last school year, I started my involvement with JA in classrooms. I want to share a bit about those experiences as well as why organizations like JA are so critical to...
01
JUL
2016

Easing the transition from spreadsheet to database

By Sean Caswell, Associate Consultant Most small businesses use an Excel spreadsheet at some point in order to handle the information they find most useful for their particular business. It may be as simple as a list of part numbers and prices or a list of contacts with names,...
25
MAY
2016

What does it take to create a data strategy?

What does it take to create a data strategy? Here are some tips SDS principal consultant Aaron Fuller shares: First, you have to have a business strategy. Without knowing the mission, vision, values and goals of your business, you cannot build a good data strategy. Your data...
06
APR
2016

Who does SDS work with?

We’ve been asked what kinds of customers we work with at SDS. We work with insurance companies — that’s a lot of our business background. Given mid-Michigan’s strong insurance sector, we intend to always have that a part of our business. We also work with...
03
MAR
2016

Questions from the Classroom: What is data evangelism?

As a teacher, Aaron gets asked all kinds of things in class. We’re exploring one of the top questions today. What is data evangelism? Data evangelism has to do with two things: Inspiring a recognition of and understanding how important data is to an organization. Building...
17
FEB
2016

Questions from the Classroom: How can I become comfortable being a data evangelist?

As a teacher, Aaron gets asked all kinds of things in class. We’re exploring one of the top questions today. How can I become comfortable being a data evangelist? Unearthing bad news and the reality of things, and then convincing people to take positive action on it is one of our...
10
FEB
2016

Beyond the data and into teaching

Did you know that SDS Principal Aaron Fuller is also an experienced teacher in the data management industry?   “One thing that excites me is the ability to bring more people in the field I care about. I find a great deal of satisfaction in helping others learn about this...
28
JAN
2016

A day with SDS

A day in the life with SDS Principal Aaron Fuller is never quite the same! “Sometimes I’m meeting with leaders and data architects to brainstorm information issues. Sometimes I’m troubleshooting a critical problem a business needs to come to terms with. Other times I’m working...
12
JAN
2016

Questions from the Classroom: Getting engaged in managing data

As a teacher, SDS Principal Consultant Aaron Fuller gets asked all kinds of things in class. We’re looking forward to exploring the top questions as a series in the SDS blog. How do you get business people engaged in managing data? Recognition of information and data management...
07
JAN
2016

What is it we do at SDS?

We’ve been asked various times what exactly it is that we do at SDS. It’s simple, really. We support business decision makers with great information and help them treat that information like any other critical asset. In business, there are financial assets, physical assets...
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