Big data and data analytics are the future of audit

But what is Data Analytics? It’s about using modern technology to enhance the analysis of data. It’s about getting better at collecting, cleansing, combining, analysing, interpreting and visualising data. The Wales Audit Office is in a unique and privileged position whereby we have access to a wealth of data held by public bodies. But we…

Releasing open data – — Good Practice Exchange at The Wales Audit Office

Darllenwch y flogbost yn Gymraeg How can organisations release Open Data? Dyfrig Williams looks at the process of making the data behind the Wales Audit Office’s Local Government Financial Statements report freely available, and shares the dataset at the bottom of this post. I’ve previously blogged on how the Wales Audit Office is looking to […]…

Health Data: What could go wrong? Part 1

Recently Wales Audit Office’s IM&T Audit Manager, Paul Cunningham, spoke to the British Computer Society at Aberystwyth University, about a WAO review of NHS data quality in a lecture entitled ‘Health data, what could possibly go wrong?’ In a two part blog, Paul gave us a flavour of what the talk was about. You can…