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Reading The Tea Leaves: Predictions For Data Quality In 2012

Following up from my previous post on 2011 reflections, it’s now time to take a look at the year ahead and consider what key trends will likely impact the world of data quality as we know it. As I mentioned in my previous post, we saw continued interest in data quality across all industries and I expect that trend to only continue to pick up steam in 2012. Here are three areas in particular that I foresee will rise to the surface: (more…)

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The Benefits Of Business User Involvement In Data Quality Projects

Today, business users find it very difficult to get involved in data quality processes. They see bad data and they see the impact of bad data on business processes, but they feel powerless to resolve the issues. They request IT to address the issues, however IT is often very busy and sometimes data quality projects are seen to be “nice to haves” and not necessarily on any critical path.

To solve data quality issues, you must have the active participation of business users, as they are the ones who are impacted most by poor data quality, who know what the data should look like and who know which business rules need to be applied.  More importantly, they are the ones responsible for building a business case for high quality data.  In this white paper: Pervasive Data Quality: Extending Data Quality to All Stakeholders, All Data Domains, and All Applications you can read more on this. (more…)

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A Wave Of New Mergers And Acquisitions – Are You Prepared to succeed?

I was driving to work this week when I heard about Walt Disney Company’s announcement to buy comic book giant Marvel Entertainment (MVL) for US$4 billion.  I started thinking about what it would be like to see the X-MEN hanging out with Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs the next time I take my kids to Disneyland. At the same time, I was wondering if an increase mergers and acquisitions were a sign of an economic recovery?  (more…)

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