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“May The Force Be With You” – How To Align And Link Business Objectives To Data Quality Initiatives

“The first step in fixing a problem is to measure the size of the problem”. … Agreed! Easy. The next step is harder – how to sustain high quality data and generate ongoing business value.

Measuring data quality became possible with the advent of profiling and scorecarding features as standard functionality within enterprise data quality products. By using a combination of data quality rules, reference data and technology, you can create a report which lists the quality and percentage of records with completeness, conformity, consistency, duplicate and accuracy issues. This process is called a data quality audit. The ongoing process of scorecarding is called monitoring.

The next question is – what do we do now? We have the DQ metrics. How do we get the business and IT motivated to sustain high quality data? (more…)

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