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The Secret Sauce

Dave Loudon tells you all about the (not so) secret sauce that can help you take the next steps in your housing technology...
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Death of the dashboard

A few years ago I spoke about the ‘death of the report’. Now, with UK housing data strategies becoming more sophisticated, I wonder if the ‘death of the dashboard’ is imminent. Data strategies and associated governance models are...
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Team news: getting away from it all

Like most organisations during the pandemic, DTL Creative took on new team members who we hadn’t met in real life. We originally planned a team get-together in June, to meet the team without a screen between us. But as we all know, COVID has...

Complacence in Compliance

Not too long ago I attended and spoke at a small seminar in gas compliance and was staggered at some of the safety issues that exist in general, but also in relation to the social housing sector specifically and the challenges imposed on landlords. This then...

The fourth industrial revolution.

This is a thing! A real thing! We have for some years now seen an amazing transformation regarding the way we deliver services and produce products thanks to the digitization of such things as manufacturing, financial services, communications, and engineering...

A story of data and perseverance

Let me tell you a story.  Why?  Well, I (and many others) believe that story telling is important in business as it gives a real-life insight into how things come about, uses less business jargon, and can bring to life a specific journey without the...

Not all swamps are as cute as Shrek’s.

What on earth is he talking about now? Fear not, I have not lost it (yet). You may or may not have heard about Data Swamps. Yes, they are a thing. We all know that more and more data is being collected by companies. The need to collect increasing amounts of...

Why did we ever buy this @*^&*@ system?

You’ve bought a new, shiny, all encompassing, truly amazing housing management system. Or at least that is what the supplier said at the conference. It can do this and that, it can change your life forever, it can transform the way you do things for the...