#LinkedIn is a really useful tool, so why don’t people use it better?

Don’t you find that some people just don’t know how to use Linked In properly? Here’s an example – this morning someone from a company selling Data Quality software sent me this Linked In message:

I’m writing this email to introduce our innovative Data Quality Software products that help you maintain clean and accurate data and also helps you to comply with the GDPR & CCPA acts.
The capabilities of our products are:
• DQAM and DQRM: Analyze, track, and resolve your data quality issues
• SDD: Discovers & protects sensitive data of your business and avoids hefty fines imposed by the applicable privacy laws.
Explore more capabilities of our products @ https://usmsystems.com/data-quality-solutions/.
I would like to explore more benefits that exist with our data quality products. Please let us know your availability for a quick intro call

What a complete waste of their time and mine – why didn’t they spend 5 seconds on linked In, just to see how many employees my company has? A company with one employee is not going to buy Data Quality software!



Looking for recommendations for an online #training #platform #Dataversity #Udemy

I want to convert my existing software training courses into online training, which is straightforward enough (though it will take some time, as I’m picky about the quality of what I deliver). There are some obvious platforms I could use:

  • Dataversity – well-known to many of us in Information Management for their conferences and webinars, and they host online training as well
  • Udemy – hosts a multitude of training courses on a multitude of topics. They have a lot of very useful guidance for building courses

If anyone can recommend another platform, I’d be grateful. Here’s what I’d like it to do for me:

  • handle payments for me
  • support a subscription model
    • allowing someone access to all my training (or specified courses) for a period, perhaps a month, a year, or longer
  • allow customers to download resources, such as the model output from a session
  • quizzes
  • certification paths – e.g. do courses 1 to 4 and get a certificate
  • bundling multiple courses for a discount
  • support a mixture of technologies
    • PowerPoint
    • Videos

There’s probably some more, but that’ll do for now.