Data Mining
618 views

Entry Point: Architecture or Crumbling Foundation

DataQualityEdge - June 22, 2009

Let us talk for a moment about architecture.Good architecture is built to last, to withstand the elements and the test of time. Good data architecture will allow…

Data Warehousing
851 views

Entry Point: Change is a Constant

DataQualityEdge - June 2, 2009

How many times have you received bad data from an upstream ‘stable’ database environment for no reason what so ever?1…2…10…13…76…Never…?How’s this for a reply… no environment is…

Uncategorized
650 views

DQ is 1/3 Process Knowledge + 1/3 Business Knowledge + 1/3 Intuition

DataQualityEdge - May 26, 2009

Sitting in any data quality competency centre, or working on any data warehousing support team, there are times when you come across data that just screams at…

Uncategorized
718 views

“Entry Point: The Call Center or the Death Star

DataQualityEdge - May 11, 2009

Depending on the type of industry you are in, you may call it the service desk, the help desk, the call center, or even the support desk.When…

Data Warehousing
644 views

CRTC Fails to Grasp Simple Data Protection Concepts

DataQualityEdge - May 4, 2009

After getting a phone call for a carpet cleaning request, I gave the following some thought! In Canada this is old news, but may be new for…

Data Warehousing
593 views

DQ Certification a Noble Cause

DataQualityEdge - May 3, 2009

The International Association of Information and Data Quality has been raising funds for a noble cause. That cause to create and implement a true data quality certification…

Business Intelligence
615 views

The Retail Data Nightmare: Coming to a Store Near You!

DataQualityEdge - April 29, 2009

Not too long ago, I visited a retail store to purchase numerous items. Now this is no small local store: it has a large presence, with outlets…

Uncategorized
621 views

When Bad Data Becomes Acceptable Data

DataQualityEdge - April 20, 2009

Sometimes you need to weigh the options and determine if all your effort to fix bad data is actually worth it.Yes, bad data costs the company money,…

Data Warehousing
580 views

DQ Problems? Start a Data Quality Recognition Program!

DataQualityEdge - April 7, 2009

Having spent some time in an Enterprise Data Warehouse Competency Centre, one item I noticed was that we received a lot of input files, and we’re talking…

Business Intelligence
642 views

Data Quality: A Cause and Effect Story

DataQualityEdge - March 30, 2009

While reading a classic story to my kids, "Because a bug went ka-choo!" I thought to myself that some CEO's who just don't get data quality might…