Some love data; others have data thrust upon them.
- 26th Jan 2012
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I'm never sure whether change is more or less difficult to manage when it occurs at the start of a new year. Our business has just joined forces with a younger, smaller local estate agency and, as with any merger, things are a bit fraught while we figure out how the new, consolidated landscape is going to look.
On the upside, we're larger and better-established - our logo is bigger than theirs on the new headed paper - and I'm a big believer in not fixing things that ain't broke. But I discovered this week that our new brethren don't just bring a half-decent property management portfolio to the table - they come with boxes of tricks and speak a different language.
I suppose it's a generational thing, but they've got everything computerised. They apparently treat data as if it were a creature with feelings - cleaning it, checking it, looking after it. Then they feed it into this expensive-looking piece of software that spits out graphs and projections and analyses.