Data Quality Pro Spotlight: 19th April 2013


The Data Quality Pro Spotlight showcases some of the most recent contributions from data quality, data governance and MDM professionals across the web.

Published every Friday, it provides a quick and
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Data Quality Spotlight

How a student took on eminent economists on data quality errors – and won

Interesting story of how major economic research was thrown into confusion following the discovery from a graduate student of several data quality errors (via Karen Lopez @datachick) – read this article also on topic.

The Costs and Profits of Poor Data Quality

Jim Harris continues his recent series of posts exploring the different aspects of poor data quality.

Want to Become a Better Data Quality Practitioner? Change Your Lens

Latest Data Roundtable post looks at how data quality practitioners need to view problems from all angles to help improve their skills and career.

Evaluating Taxonomies for Organising Information

IAIDQ announce a free webinar for next week with Joseph Busch that provides information on how to develop a taxonomy strategy.

Data Governance Spotlight

What is Data Governance?

Axel Troike puts forward a definition for Data Governance that incorporates the principles of economy.

Data Governance is not Data Management

Ronan Brennan provides some interesting perspectives on a recent data governance focused panel.

Everyone claims to do Information Governance

Carol Choksy looks at data governance from a records management perspective and a very different view of the industry.

Big Data governance and EU data law – Part 1

David Norfolk of Bloor Research looks at some of the data protection challenges that may impact Big Data aficionados if a proposed EU data law comes into force.

Impact of 2013 Data Strategies for Data Governance Programs

John O’Brien looks at, amongst other things, the conflict between the need for distributed BI access and governance of security and access.

MDM Spotlight

MDM/DG Summit Recap

Bas van Gils provides a review of the IRM MDM and Data Governance event that took place in London this week.

We are only Half Pregnant with Master Data Management

Andrew White of Gartner asks potential MDM implementors to spend a few minutes thinking about how and why MDM came about.

A Master Data Management Road-Trip

Jaime Fitzgerald posted a useful presentation detailing one companies journey towards MDM.

Adding 180 Degrees to MDM

Henrik Sørensen also provides an interesting viewpoint of the IRM MDM/DG conference this week , particularly taking an outside-in approach.

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