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The Data Quality of Dorian Gray

JimHarris - October 28, 2010

The Picture of Dorian Gray was a 19th century novel written by Oscar Wilde, which told the story of a young man who sold his soul to…

Data Quality
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Data Quality Industry: Problem Solvers or Enablers?

JimHarris - October 25, 2010

This morning I had the following Twitter conversation with Andy Bitterer of Gartner Research and ANALYSTerical, sparked by my previous post about

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Data Quality Magic

JimHarris - October 24, 2010

In previous posts I explained that, at least in regards to data quality, there are no magic beans, tooth fairies, or magic tricks. (more…)

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Data Quality is not an Act, it is a Habit

JimHarris - October 21, 2010

The Second Law of Data Quality states that it is not a one-time project, but a sustained program.  Or to paraphrase Aristotle: “Data Quality is not an…

Data Quality
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Trust is not a checklist

JimHarris - October 17, 2010

This is my seventh blog post tagged Karma since I promised to discuss it directly and indirectly on my blog throughout the year after declaring KARMA my…

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Create a Slippery Slope

JimHarris - October 14, 2010

Enterprise information initiatives, such as data governance, master data management, data quality, and business intelligence all face a common challenge—they require your organization to take on a…

Data Quality
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Darth Data

JimHarris - October 12, 2010

While I was grocery shopping today, I couldn’t resist taking this picture of Darth Tater. (more…)

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Data quality tools do not solve data quality problems

JimHarris - October 5, 2010

Data Quality (DQ) Tips is an OCDQ regular segment.  Each DQ-Tip is a clear and concise data quality pearl of wisdom. “Data quality tools do not solve…

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Once Upon a Time in the Data

JimHarris - October 1, 2010

“Once upon a time, and a very good time it was, there was a moocow coming down along the road, and this moocow that was coming down…

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To Our Data Perfectionists

JimHarris - September 28, 2010

Had our organization but money enough, and time, This demand for Data Perfection would be no crime. We would sit down and think deep thoughts about all…