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.

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