Data, Statistics & Fantasy Football

Posted by Katie Mowery on August 30, 2018

It’s that time again – (no, we’re not talking about the early release of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes), it’s American football season and arguably more interesting… the start of Fantasy Football season.

For those who partake in the chest-thumping, smack-talking, armchair quarterbacking display of pure football passion – the next 16-18 weeks are a master class in a level of data analysis and advanced statistics you thought was only possible by MIT grads. 

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Utopia Recognized in Gartner’s 2018 Market Guide for MDM External Service Providers

Posted by Katie Mowery on August 23, 2018

Utopia Global, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data solutions and a long-time SAP partner, has announced its inclusion in Gartner’s “2018 Market Guide for MDM External Service Providers.” Utopia was included alongside 27 vendors in the Market Guide which provides an overview of MDM external service providers who provide strategic, tactical and operational support to organizations engaging in MDM programs. These services include the development of information strategies, business cases, roadmaps, business and technical metrics, governance organizations and processes, organizational recommendations, information life cycle discovery, and program and project planning. These services may also be used to assist in the selection, installation and configuration of MDM software.

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#WomenInTech Series: Presales - Laura Dugas

Posted by Katie Mowery on August 20, 2018

For the last 7 years, Laura Dugas of the Utopia Presales team has contributed to hundreds of client projects. What makes Laura excited about the evolving technology industry and her role at Utopia? We caught up with her to ask. 

When did you start at Utopia and how has your role changed since then? 

I have been with Utopia since 2011 and started out on the Delivery team working as a liaison between on and off-site teams.  At that time, I was working on a project for an Oil & Gas client.  I later joined the Presales team and now work to support client engagement, communication and satisfaction between our clients and our Utopia Sales, and Delivery organizations. 

What made you decide to get into technology?

Technology appealed to me because it’s a constantly evolving area. There are always so many changes, and that makes it an exciting industry.  I love the opportunity to expand on my previous experience and gain new knowledge, whether it’s in a specific industry or a new area of emerging technology.

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When Data Management 'Best Practice' Isn't Just a Buzzword

Posted by Katie Mowery on August 20, 2018

A best practice, proactive approach to master data management seeks to maximize business value and minimize risks and data uncertainty. Often, you hear about 'best practices' as an inflexible strategy which is completely standardized - we think there is more to it. Our approach to master data management is focused on how organizations can balance and leverage their own important mix of people, process and technology to maximize program effectiveness.

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The Man Behind the Technology - Interview with Utopia CTO, Peter Aynsley-Hartwell

Posted by Julia Tseline on August 9, 2018

IMG_0442Have you ever wanted to know more about the people behind Utopia’s industry leading technology? We caught up with Utopia Chief Technology Officer, Peter Aynsley-Hartwell, to learn a little more about him.

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Top 5 Data Quality Myths

Posted by Katie Mowery on August 6, 2018

It’s easy to accept myths as reality. If you hear something enough – it HAS to be true right? I spent most of my lifetime believing (and saying) “Lightning never strikes the same place twice” only to realize my mistake on a tour of the Empire State building when they announced that lightning strikes that building on average 100 times a year. Boy, do I hate being wrong!

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