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Archive | March, 2017
One version of the truth: one version of the facts!

Forget About Truth: Give Me the Facts!

In a recent post, Vipul Aroh, made the argument that ‘truth’ and data quality were incompatible and supported the Thomas Redman view that seeking one version of the truth in data was a ‘one lie strategy’.  If this were true, then Data Quality would be a completely flawed approach that ought to be abandoned immediately!  Now, although people’s obsession with digital data is flawed […]

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Data, Information and Auntie’s Christmas Letter

Data: A Poor Substitute for Information The biggest barrier to the improvement of information in enterprises globally is that IT, Data Quality teams, etc. think that digital data equates to information. The fact is that digital data is merely a means of storingelements of data in a manner that enables them to be read and used […]

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If You’ve Got Data Quality Roles, You Might Not Have Data Quality!!!

In a recent post the very knowledgeable Nicola Askham suggested that an enterprise ought to have the fourData Quality roles of Data Owner, Data Steward, Data Produces and Data Consumer. Though I agree with Nicola that these roles are valid early on, I also believe that, if they persist, then the enterprise is very unlikely ever to achieve true maturity in data and information […]

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