Imagining the Future of Data Quality

August 15, 2009
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Earlier this week on Data Quality Pro, Dylan Jones published an Interview with Larry English, one of the earliest pioneers of information quality management, one of the most prominent thought leaders in the industry, and one of the co-founders (along with Thomas Redman) of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ).

The interview also unintentionally sparked some very common debates, including the differences between data and information, data quality (DQ) and information quality (IQ), as well as proactive and reactive approaches to quality management. 

Of course, I added my own strong opinions to these debates, including a few recent posts – The General Theory of Data Quality and Hyperactive Data Quality (Second Edition).

On a much lighter note, and with apologies to fellow fans of John Lennon, I also offer the following song:

Imagining the Future of Data Quality

Imagine there’s no defects
It’s easy if you try
No data cleansing beneath us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the data
Living with quality

Imagine there’s no companies
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to manage or govern
And no experts too
Imagine all the

Earlier this week on Data Quality Pro, Dylan Jones published an Interview with Larry English, one of the earliest pioneers of information quality management, one of the most prominent thought leaders in the industry, and one of the co-founders (along with Thomas Redman) of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ).

The interview also unintentionally sparked some very common debates, including the differences between data and information, data quality (DQ) and information quality (IQ), as well as proactive and reactive approaches to quality management. 

Of course, I added my own strong opinions to these debates, including a few recent posts – The General Theory of Data Quality and Hyperactive Data Quality (Second Edition).

On a much lighter note, and with apologies to fellow fans of John Lennon, I also offer the following song:

Imagining the Future of Data Quality

Imagine there’s no defects
It’s easy if you try
No data cleansing beneath us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the data
Living with quality

Imagine there’s no companies
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to manage or govern
And no experts too
Imagine all the data
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the DQ/IQ world will be as one

Imagine no best practices
I wonder if you can
No need for books or lectures
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the data
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the DQ/IQ world will live as one

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