Be grateful

Be grateful

As Thanksgiving approaches here in the US, I'm reminded of two words:

Be grateful

There is so much to be grateful for in the world, but I'll limit my gratitude to data management. We should be grateful for ALL of the amazing technology advances in the past 20 years that have made data management so much easier, effective, and efficient.

I've written about this before, but as just one example, we've moved from a time where an event registration would have to be mailed or faxed in, then processed by staff, then another manual mailing of a confirmation notice. That could literally be weeks from start to finish. Today? That's a five minute process with funds going directly into your bank account!

So sure, every day brings us challenges in data management (if it didn't, I wouldn't have a job!). But take a moment to remind yourself of everything that has gotten so much better. Be grateful.

Wes's Wednesday Wisdom Archives

The Significant Change of SaaS Software

January 7, 2020

The Significant Change of SaaS Software One of the most significant technological changes in the …

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Always, ALWAYS budget for more training

December 18, 2019

Always, ALWAYS budget for more training Always, ALWAYS budget for more training. I don’t know how else …

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We’ve always done it that way

December 11, 2019

We’ve always done it that way A couple of weeks ago I wrote about approving memberships, …

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Are you sure it doesn’t do that?

December 4, 2019

Are you sure it doesn’t do that? Even after 20 years of consulting, I’m surprised …

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Do you really need to approve them?

November 20, 2019

Do you really need to approve them? I often joke that the very best (because …

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Negativity bias is why we need database PR

November 13, 2019

Negativity bias is why we need database PR I’ve written before how cognitive biases can affect …

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A system change requires a culture change

November 6, 2019

A system change requires a culture change By its very nature, when you introduce a …

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Where is that data?

October 30, 2019

Where is that data? This is what data management nirvana looks like: When the question starts with …

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Be deliberate, but act quickly

October 23, 2019

Be deliberate, but act quickly Be deliberate, but act quickly. These are my words of …

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Why associations don’t like the “S” word

October 16, 2019

Why associations don’t like the “S” word A couple of weeks ago I asked my …

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