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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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The Return on Investment (ROI) of Data Modeling
sponsored by CA ERwin from CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Without a clear understanding of the meaning and rules around this data, business decisions can be negatively affected. Data modeling is a time-proven method for understanding data, its interrelationships and its rules. Data management professionals have long understood the value of data modeling.
Posted: 19 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Mar 2010

CA ERwin from CA Technologies

Data Deduplication and Druva inSync
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises are seeking new ways to keep up with the challenges of managing and protecting their rapidly expanding corporate data. While data growth is not new, the pace of growth has become more rapid, the location of data more dispersed, and the linkage between data sets more complex. This hitepaper explains source based deduplication technology.
Posted: 18 Oct 2010 | Published: 18 Oct 2010

Druva Software

Frequently Asked Questions About IBM Real-time Compression
sponsored by IBM Real-time Compression
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper focuses on frequently asked questions pertaining to IBM Real Time Compression.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 05 Oct 2010

IBM Real-time Compression

The Business Case for Information Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this analysis, Frank Buytendijk examines what information management means, and describes a complete spectrum of business cases, ranging from tactical cost reduction to transformational impact on the organization’s business model.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Using electronic contact details for marketing
sponsored by Experian QAS
WHITE PAPER: What does an e-Marketer do when he or she gets to work? What tasks do they perform that are impacted upon by legislation and regulation? Let's take a look at a simplified view where we acquire, hold and use electronic contact information e.g. email addresses and see how legislation and regulation has an impact.
Posted: 30 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Experian QAS

Developing a Data Protection Strategy for Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is no longer strictly an enterprise technology; it is increasingly being adopted by IT groups in small and mid-size businesses (SMBs). However, those organizations are quickly learning that virtualization can also increase complexity in certain areas of IT, particularly in data protection. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 29 Sep 2010 | Published: 29 Sep 2010

i365, makers of Evault

Master Reference Data: Extract Value from your Most Common Data
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: Reference data is the lifeblood of an organization but inconsistencies can lead to inefficient processes and inaccurate analytics. Master reference data makes operational data more accurate, simplifies synchronization and migration projects and improves MDM effectiveness. Learn some key considerations for creating a reference data master.
Posted: 27 Sep 2010 | Published: 27 Sep 2010

Talend

Maximize Technology ROI Through Better Operations Management
sponsored by GlassHouse Technologies (UK) Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Technology upgrades are a constant in any IT environment, often driven by the need for more capacity or a platform’s end of life. Over the past few years, IT shops have been upgrading to improve their return on investment (ROI) as well. Read this white paper to learn about new ways to maximize technology ROI through better operations management.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

GlassHouse Technologies (UK) Ltd.

TDWI Checklist Report: Cost Justification for Metadata Management
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This TDWI Checklist Report explains how to provide justification for time and money invested in metadata management solutions. The report points out a few ways to quantify metadata’s contribution to IT projects and business initiatives.
Posted: 07 Sep 2010 | Published: 07 Sep 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Accelerating Application Deployment with InfoSphere Foundation Tools
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Despite criticism of application development methodology over the years, some fundamental problems haven’t been addressed successfully. This paper examines a new direction supported by the IBM InfoSphere Foundation Tools. These tools provide a coordinated approach well-suited to the special needs of contemporary information-centric development.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 13 Aug 2010

IBM

8 Essentials of Business Analytics
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Leading banks use business analytics to predict and prevent credit fraud, saving millions. Retailers use business analytics to predict the best location for stores and how to stock them. But these advanced business applications tell only part of the story. What's going on inside these market-leading companies that sets them apart?
Posted: 29 Jul 2010 | Published: 29 Jul 2010

SAS

Combining Data Profiling and Data Modeling for Better Data Quality
sponsored by CA ERwin®
WHITE PAPER: The combination of data profiling and data modeling is crucial for maintaining the quality of the information that drives your business decisions. Read this paper for more information about solutions that increase the quality fo your critical data assets, increase TCO, and enable consistent visibility into existing and legacy database environments.
Posted: 08 Jun 2010 | Published: 02 Nov 2009

CA ERwin®

Beyond the Data Warehouse: A Unified Information Store (UIS) for Data and Content
sponsored by Attivio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Since the inception of web 2.0 technologies, there is now a need to unify data and content. This paper defines a UIS architecture as the approach to unification. Continue reading this paper to learn how data and content are uniting and moving beyond the data warehouse and how a UIS architecture is the solution to unification.
Posted: 28 May 2010 | Published: 27 May 2010

Attivio, Inc.

Total Data Quality Integration Toolkit (TDQ-IT) for Master Data Management … powered by the Microsoft SQL Server SSIS 2005/2008
sponsored by Melissa Data Corp
WHITE PAPER: The Total Data Quality Integration Toolkit is an affordable, full-featured enterprise data integration platform and rich development environment for creating and managing data assets that can be leveraged specifically for MDM applications. TDQ-IT leverages SSIS to provide a flexible, effective solution for data quality and MDM initiatives.
Posted: 20 Apr 2010 | Published: 20 Apr 2010

Melissa Data Corp

WebSmart Services
sponsored by Melissa Data Corp
WHITE PAPER: Melissa Data’s WebSmart Services can handle your data quality needs. Ensure that your contact data, including addresses, names, phone numbers, and emails are valid, and use existing data to append additional information to enhance initiatives. The WebSmart services can be integrated into the business chain to ensure the integrity of your database.
Posted: 20 Apr 2010 | Published: 20 Apr 2010

Melissa Data Corp

Building a Robust Business Case for High Quality Master Data
sponsored by Melissa Data Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the key elements for building a proper, quantified business case. It presents the measures that are favored by corporate finance departments, and helps develop a strong business case for data quality and MDM projects. A number of real-life examples with quantifiable benefits are also included.
Posted: 19 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Melissa Data Corp

Information is King: Business Analytics in the Age of the Downturn and the (Re)Emergence of the Customer
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: BusinessWeek Research Services (BWRS) launched a research program in April 2009 to determine the attitudes and opinions of C-level executives with regard to the use and value of business analytics. This paper reviews a portion of the research and provides analysis and insights on the topic of business analytics.
Posted: 07 Apr 2010 | Published: 07 Apr 2010

SAS

Top 10 Data Mining Mistakes
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In the following paper, we briefly describe, and illustrate from examples, what we believe are the “Top 10” mistakes of data mining, in terms of frequency and seriousness. Most are basic, though a few are subtle. All have, when undetected, left analysts worse off than if they’d never looked at their data.
Posted: 07 Apr 2010 | Published: 07 Apr 2010

SAS

White Paper: Closing the Data Privacy Gap: Protecting Sensitive Data in Non-production Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: By downloading this complimentary White Paper, you'll gain insight into the requirements for protecting privacy in non-production environments and what to look for in an effective data privacy solution.
Posted: 24 Mar 2010 | Published: 24 Mar 2010

IBM

Sales Intelligence: The Secret to Sales Nirvana
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn about sales intelligence-- the external sources of information that a company uses to enhance sales force effectiveness. This Aberdeen Group report offers tips from best-in-class companies, including best practices related to data quality, sales force automation, and CRM solutions.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

IBM

Open Source Master Data Management - The Time is Right
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: Proper master data management (MDM) is very valuable when available to enterprise business processes and analytics. However, master data projects are often challenging, architecturally complex, time intensive and expensive. This paper explains why the time is right for open source MDM, and predicts the effects of open source on the MDM marketplace.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Talend

How to Populate Your CMDB in Four Steps
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: For organizations that start small, and do it right, the gains achieved with their initial CMDB population will serve as a foundation for optimal data management results in other departments and other service areas. Read this paper to learn how.
Posted: 08 Feb 2010 | Published: 08 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Data Quality Strategy: A Step-by-Step Approach
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the importance of having a data quality strategy and setting the overall goals. The six factors of data are also explained in detail and how to tie it together for implementation.
Posted: 01 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Revenue Management: Exploiting existing data to generate increased revenue
sponsored by Datactics
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers the potential of exploiting existing data held by organizations in such a way that it can be used to generate increased revenue. It considers the issues facing organizations in terms of the quality of their master data, as well as making recommendations to achieve improved revenue management.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

Datactics

Lessons Learned: Survey of Financial Services Companies Uncovers Data Governance Trends
sponsored by DataFlux Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In the summer of 2009, DataFlux conducted a survey to understand data management trends in the financial services industry. The research examined how this industry is approaching managing its data, the breadth and depth of data governance in this sector, what motivates data management strategies, and more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2010 | Published: 22 Jan 2010

DataFlux Corporation
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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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