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ALSO CALLED: Data Quality Control, Information Quality, Data Quality Assurance, Data Content Quality
DEFINITION: Data quality is the reliability and effectiveness of data, particularly in a data warehouse. Data quality assurance (DQA) is the process of verifying the reliability and effectiveness of data. Maintaining data quality requires going through the data periodically and scrubbing it. Typically this involves updating it, standardizing it, and de-duplicating records to create a single view of the data,  … 
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Seven Symptoms of Forecasting Illness
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Your forecasting capabilities are likely lacking in some form or another. To fix this you must first recognize the problem and then implement a cure that leads to healthier predictions. This paper from IBM can help you zero in on the problem, offering up seven underlying symptoms of forecasting illness and remedies on how to overcome each one.
Posted: 09 May 2012 | Published: 13 Apr 2010

IBM

Business Analytics – Pushing Towards Relevance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper details the current state of business analytics, revealing why it's not as pervasive as one may think. Read this now and learn some best practices that will help CIOs spearhead their company's BI initiatives to make better use of data for a competitive advantage.
Posted: 04 May 2012 | Published: 04 May 2012

IBM

Gartner-A step-by-step approach to successful Business Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Decision-making is buoyed by strong business intelligence (BI). For small to midsize businesses (SMBs), formulating an approach to BI can be a challenge. Incremental steps are pivotal for SMBs, according to this paper featuring insight from Gartner. Read this and learn why starting with the basic before evolving deeper is the proven path.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

IBM

What’s in YOUR Architecture?
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief yet insightful paper now to learn about the basic components of information architecture, including master data management and data quality, and learn how Sybase can enable your company to integrate all of these aspects into a complete and holistic information architecture.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 | Published: 12 Apr 2012

Sybase, an SAP company

Business Oriented Information Architecture
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines an information architecture (IA) and why it is useful in determining everything from the robustness of IT projects to testing business process scenarios to see if they satisfy the wide-ranging needs of your business. Read this now to learn more about IA, including its basic design, how to start your program and more.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 | Published: 16 Apr 2012

Sybase, an SAP company

Sybase PowerDesigner for information architecture
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how modeling information architecture (IA) can help reduce the costs associated with data management. Read this now and learn about the benefits of implementing IA and how Sybase's option offers modeling support for database design and enterprise architecture.  
Posted: 16 Apr 2012 | Published: 16 Apr 2012

Sybase, an SAP company

Building a Better Data Dictionary with PowerDesigner®
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: Data dictionaries are a great tool to help in your quest to derive meaning and insight from your data, allowing you to standardize context and definitions to gain consistency and reusability, and propel this quality data into strategic decision-making and business plans. This brief paper outlines the specs and benefits of data dictionaries.
Posted: 16 Apr 2012 | Published: 16 Apr 2012

Sybase, an SAP company

Oracle: Big Data for the Enterprise
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Oracle offers the broadest and most integrated portfolio of products to help you acquire and organize these diverse data types and analyze them alongside your existing data to find new insights and capitalize on hidden relationships. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

Building a Tangible ROI for Data Quality
sponsored by Harte-Hanks Trillium Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers common issues and recommendations on building a business case for data quality initiatives.
Posted: 13 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software

Hardest Problems in Data Management
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how to enable a fast, scalable, fault-tolerant distributed foundation for data management that runs dynamically across the many-machine, many-core, memory-based computing topologies that today's organizations are assembling from existing IT resources and pay-as-you-go clouds.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 10 Feb 2012

VMware, Inc.

Accelerating the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Based on interviews with CFOs and senior finance executives at six leading international companies, this report presents the strategies they are using to infuse flexibility into their planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes in order to detect and address the constantly changing market realities of today's stubbornly volatile global economy.
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Powerful, Affordable BI for Midsize Companies
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Too often, business intelligence (BI) initiatives end up being detrimental to a business. They can be costly and highly complex, and often are integrated loosely— or not at all— causing data quality to plummet. Read this paper to discover a BI alternative that provides fast, cost-effective integration across SAP and non-SAP systems.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

SAP America, Inc.

New Possibilities for Your Business with the World’s Fastest Database Machine
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper now and learn how Oracle Exadata Database Machine addresses the needs of today’s businesses with extreme performance for enterprise data warehousing, online transaction processing (OLTP) and mixed workloads.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

Oracle Corporation

Business Intelligence: The Definitive Guide for Midsize Organizations
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the spectrum of business intelligence (BI) tools into specific functionalities and explains how they can be practically applied by midsized organizations to improve decision-making. Read it to learn what you need to know to get started with a BI implementation.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Data Warehousing 2.0- Modeling and Metadata Strategies for Next Generation Architectures
sponsored by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and learn how the data warehouse, metadata and modeling environment will be transformed in the next few years — and what you need to do to leverage it for your business, the major components of DW 2.0 architectures, and key modeling and metadata management strategies for DW 2.0.
Posted: 26 Jan 2012 | Published: 19 Jan 2012

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

Business Analytics – Pushing Toward Relevance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IT can improve its overall contribution to business innovation with an action-oriented business intelligence (BI) and analytics strategy.
Posted: 24 Jan 2012 | Published: 24 Jan 2012

IBM

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence supports sales and business management with decision-making insight
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn what happened when KDG Mediatech AG needed a centralized reporting solution to provide users in sales, controlling and business management with up-to-date and consistent decision making insights.
Posted: 24 Jan 2012 | Published: 24 Jan 2012

IBM

Leading Interactive Games Designer Accelerates Business Intelligence Program
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Rajesh K. Gupta, Electronic Arts' senior manager of applications for business intelligence (BI) and data services, explains how EA avoids many costly problems due to timely data access. Read this now to gain insight into how EA deployed job scheduling software and what benefits it reaped by doing so.
Posted: 20 Jan 2012 | Published: 20 Jan 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Through complete end-to-end insight into the factors that impact company performance, you can significantly reduce costs, enhance profitability, increase customer satisfaction and gain competitive advantage.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 12 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Exadata Storage Server X2-2
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and learn about the intelligent software in the Oracle Exadata Storage Server that accelerates database query processing (DQP) by offloading database query processing to the storage layer.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 12 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

Oracle: Big Data for the Enterprise
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: By using the Oracle big data appliance with Oracle Exadata, enterprises can acquire, organize and analyze all their enterprise data to make the most informed decisions.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 12 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

Boost the Value of Information With Master Data Management
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains master data in more detail, offers guidance for planning a master data management (MDM) plan and focuses on aligning IT with your business needs.
Posted: 05 Dec 2011 | Published: 05 Dec 2011

Information Builders

Data Quality Management: The Key to Successful Predictive Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This paper uncovers the importance of data quality management as it relates to predictive analytics.
Posted: 05 Dec 2011 | Published: 05 Dec 2011

Information Builders

Realizing the benefits of FTP consolidation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are experiencing a growing demand to move high volumes of data both internally and externally. File transfer protocol (FTP) servers are proliferating among individual departments and raising traffic levels with customers and suppliers. This white paper explains and explores the opportunity and benefits of FTP consolidation.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011

IBM

Faster, Higher, Stronger: In-Memory Computing Disruption and What SAP HANA Means for Your Organization
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Over the course of several months in 2011, IDC conducted a research study to identify the opportunities and challenges to adoption of a new technology that changes the way in which traditional business solutions are implemented and used. The results of the study are presented in this white paper.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011

SAP America, Inc.
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DATA QUALITY DEFINITION (continued): …  even even if it is stored in multiple disparate systems. There are many vendor applications on the market to make this job easier. Because data quality is so important from a business perspective, many large companies employ a data steward to be in charge of data quality. In spite of this, Gartner Inc. forecasted that 25% of critical data within Fortune 1000 companies would continue to be inaccurate through 2007. A Gartner study says that poor quality customer data costs U.S. business an estimated $611 billion dollars a year in postage, printing, and staff overhead.Getting started with data quality … 
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