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Poor data quality: The fourth path to financial ruin?

My father was in agriculture for his entire working career. One of his old jokes describes the three paths to financial ruin: Gambling, women and farming. Gambling is the quickest,women are the most fun, but farming is the surest. Is poor data quality the fourth path to financial ruin? Tweet this Poor data quality has…

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2013 in review – what topics trended

Another year, another 50 odd posts. Given that I covered a relatively broad range of topics, including data quality, data governance and metadata management, big data and compliance. Given this variety, what topics generated the most interest? The most popular post this year was The DNA of the chief Data Officer. If you missed it,…

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Are you suffering from data quality delusions?

Building a business case for data quality can be tricky. One of the biggest challenges – as data quality professionals we make assumptions about other people that hinder our ability to put together a compelling business case. How many of these assumptions do you make? Everyone understands how important data quality is Everyone wants to…

Survey shows that Data Quality needs attention

The 2013 Information Difference Data Quality survey of 210 respondents showed that very little has changed since 2009, when the survey was first run. In fact, the results paint quite a grim picture! Data Quality needs attention This year, for the first time, the survey asked about Big Data. The result: 55% of respondents believe…

A Series of Unfortunate Events – a Data Quality Tale of Woe

A data quality tale of woe A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket, is, like most data quality tales, an unfortaulogy. An unfortaulogy is a series of unfortunate tales, in this case, unfortunately, thirteen, in which our data quality heroes, the Baudelaire orphans; Violet, Klaus and Sunny;  struggle to survive the murderous plots of…

Data. Business enabler or business nightmare?

The Ernst & Young survey, The DNA of the CIO,, highlighted that many CIO’s struggle to be taken seriously by their C-level  colleagues . In many cases this is due to a “business as usual” perception of IT, rather than a “business enabler”  perception. The CIO is regarded as doing a good enough job as…