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How a simplified decision-making model can clear the path to data management best practice.

The 2021 Geoscience Data Management Report tells us that every business has their own data management approach and challenges. At Seequent we try to focus on the simpler purpose: how to make decisions based on the data foundation. To us, data management can be expressed as a decision-making model that balances collaboration, accessibility and context. Aside from the data itself, these are the three things needed to make great project decisions.  

As a geo-professional you are a specialist in your field, working to solve complex challenges. No matter what geoscientific data you are managing, analysing and interpreting, you need to trust that data to give you confident results to base sound business decisions on. 

As a geoscience specialist in collaborative tools and technologies, Seequent’s philosophy on data management is to: 

  • Make it Accessible = use any format of data; make it discoverable; connect to data seamlessly and with simple access control 
  • Make it Contextual = adapt to any type of project; by different stakeholders; when they need it 
  • Make it Collaborative = let the data and insights tell a story that better connects your team, your company and your community to make decisions 

With much of the paralysis around digital transformation being caused by complexity, putting a model like this at the centre of data management decision-making might simplify things.  

The technology, systems and workflows you choose to put around this model can still be varied, but instead of focusing on how hard it will be to replace system A with system B, focus on the reason it needs to be done – to make better decisions that lead to business and project success. 

If you haven’t yet read Seequent’s Geoscience Data Management Report you can download it for free here.

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