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Data profiling is not data quality

For years, I have been a proponent of data quality measurement. Data quality cannot exist without management (and some would argue without governance). Meaningful data quality metrics play a critical role in managing data quality. Posts such as Don’t blow up the whale;   Changing data behaviour through KPIs, and  Accuracy, Completeness and Speed of Execution…

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Creating a winning data culture

This post is inspired by Joost van der Westhuizen, who died earlier this month after  a long battle with motor neuron disease. Joost was arguably the greatest ever scrum half, and was a key member of the 1995 world cup winning Springbok team. The 1995 Rugby World Cup unified South Africans as they had never…

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Geocoding – When the Saints come marching in

I was recently asked to deliver a proof of concept for a prospective client who is trying to improve the accuracy of their customer address data. Previous attempts at geocoding – adding a longitude and latitude point to each address – had been extremely difficult. The process had delivered limited results and had required months…