Data collection allows a person or organization to answer relevant questions, evaluate results and make predictions about future probabilities and trends.
Accurate data collection is essential to keep the research integrity intact, make business decisions and ensure product quality processes. For example, in retail sales, data may be collected from mobile applications, website visits, loyalty programs and online surveys for more customer information. In a server consolidation project, data collection would include not only a physical inventory of all servers, but also an exact description of what is installed on each server: the operating system, the middleware and the application or database supported by the server. As technologies evolve, data collection also increases. Recent developments in mobile technology and the Internet of Things are prompting companies to think about how to collect, analyze and monetize new data.
Through the Middleware CONNECT platform, FasThink is able to integrate innovative data collection technologies with IT systems.