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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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CW500: Back to the Future: Big Data at Channel 4
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: Bob Harris, Chief Technology Officer of Channel 4 Television, explains the broadcaster's approach to big data in this presentation for Computer Weekly's 500 Club.
Posted: 03 Jun 2013 | Published: 03 Jun 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Building a Business Case for Data Governance: Ten Critical Steps
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 key steps that will help you build the business case for data governance in your organization. Also inside, learn about tools and tactics that will ensure your data governance project is a success.
Posted: 01 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

The Role of Data Integration and Quality Management in NIEM
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Check out this paper today to investigate how the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) has grown. Learn about the challenges it was designed to overcome and of the important role that enterprise integration and data quality management technologies play in the execution of NIEM initiatives.
Posted: 01 May 2013 | Published: 01 May 2013

Information Builders

Successful information governance through high-quality data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With an overwhelming amount of structured and unstructured data and with this explosion causing many organizations to struggle to keep up, mismanaging this data can lead to a number of problems. This white paper examines the benefits of information governance tools.
Posted: 17 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Practical Data Migration: PDMv2
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: Data Migration expert Johny Morris, explains how organisations can use the PDMv2 methodology to overcome common data migration problems.
Posted: 28 Sep 2012 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Best Practices for Scaling a Big Data Analytics Project
sponsored by Information Builders
EGUIDE: Big data analytics can be overwhelming for those just beginning, but it's fortunate that many traditional data management best practices are also applicable to big data. In this expert e-guide, discover which best practices easily translate to your big data project, and get advice on how to start, scale, and succeed with your analytics initiative.
Posted: 28 May 2013 | Published: 28 May 2013

Information Builders

Gabriel on Big Data Without the Big Bang with Linux on IBM Power Systems
sponsored by IBM.
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore how to get started with a big data analytics program, and discover best practices for extracting the most value from your data without incredibly high costs or complexities.
Posted: 21 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM.

Banca Carige Video
sponsored by IBM.
VIDEO: In this brief video, discover how Banca Carige, a leading bank in Italy with over 700 branches, chose and implemented a large-scale data analytics platform in order to enable real-time analytics in all of its locations, improving business performance and individual client services.
Posted: 21 May 2013 | Premiered: 18 Dec 2012

IBM.

Expert E-Book: Data Quality Throughout Your Oracle Evironment
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EBOOK: This expert e-book outlines best practices for ensuring data quality throughout your Oracle environment.  Inside, compare options for handling both customer and product data, and learn the steps you need to take on you data quality initiative.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Oracle Corporation

Mongo DB Operations Best Practices
sponsored by MongoDB, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn the ins and outs of Mongo DB, an open-source document-based database, and discover best practices for setup, configuration, scaling, data backup, and more.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

MongoDB, Inc.

Denodo Platform 5.0
sponsored by Denodo Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Today's information landscape includes a variety of data sources and unlike forms of data inundating your business every second. Turn to this resource to learn about how data virtualization can make disparate data sources appear as if they are in one place, so that you can easily access your information and make better, faster business decisions.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Denodo Technologies

'Big Data' Will Have a Big Impact on MDM Strategy
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In today's fast-paced tech environment, popular trends such as social media, cloud computing, and big data will all have a huge impact on MDM, and you need to be prepared for how to deal with the changes. Check out this expert e-guide to discover insights on leveraging MDM tools and strategies to tackle big data and other BI trends.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

IBM

Big Data Analytics - Your Project Reality: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Big data analytics seems to be all the rage in the IT and business worlds, with plenty of products out there to help you with your big data projects.  However, it's not as simple as just buying a piece of technology.  Read this expert e-guide to learn best and worst practices for big data analytics projects, and questions to ask before beginning.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

IBM

Extracting Business Value from Unstructured Data
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: Though the value of extracting intelligence from high-volume unstructured data is attractive, attempting to do so without a strategy could be disastrous for your company.  This expert-created e-guide illustrates how companies can successfully extract and analyze data to make better business decisions and reap the most benefits.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 | Published: 12 Mar 2013

HP & Intel®

Data accuracy and the bottom line: Making the case for proactive data quality
sponsored by Melissa Data Corp
EGUIDE: This exclusive guide outlines key data quality challenges, the business ramifications of poor data quality, and steps to implementing a forward-thinking data quality approach.
Posted: 17 Jan 2013 | Published: 17 Jan 2013

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Melissa Data Corp

Data Quality Process Needs All Hands on Deck
sponsored by IBM and Softchoice
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide to discover best practices for making the operational changes and cultural shifts that are necessary to ensure quality data is being used throughout your enterprise.
Posted: 21 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

IBM and Softchoice

Solution Spotlight: Data Quality, IT, and The Business
sponsored by IBM and Softchoice
EGUIDE: The consequences of poor quality data can be catastrophic – for BergerABAM, an engineering and construction company, the result of bad data was a $1 million deficit. Read this expert guide to learn why businesses today need data quality management policies and find out how to craft an effective initiative.
Posted: 14 Dec 2012 | Published: 14 Dec 2012

IBM and Softchoice

Mission impossible? Data governance process takes on ‘big data’
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: The importance of governing big data environments is just starting to take hold, and there are few prescriptions for how to do it right, let alone cost-effectively. This e-guide sheds light on the data governance process for big data and offers new insights from leading data management experts.
Posted: 10 Dec 2012 | Published: 10 Dec 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Make communication, purpose priorities in a data governance program
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: Ensuring effective data governance requires the support and ongoing communication of between key business units and department stakeholders. Read this expert e-guide to learn the critical success factors for designing a successful data governance strategy.
Posted: 10 Dec 2012 | Published: 10 Dec 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Connecting the dots between big data and master data management
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide MDM Institute founder and chief research officer, Aaron Zornes, sheds light on the relationship between big data and MDM. Read on to learn the business and technical implications of combining MDM and  big data efforts in the real world.
Posted: 10 Dec 2012 | Published: 10 Dec 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Data stewardship program: Quality booster, but a hard step for many
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: Data stewards are central to the success of data governance programs. Without data stewards to facilitate the communications about data issues between IT and the business side, diverging data definitions, policies and quality controls can easily get out of control. This e-guide offers tips and best practices.
Posted: 07 Dec 2012 | Published: 07 Dec 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Leveling the playing field: How companies use data for competitive advantage
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data is a critical asset to the competitiveness of your organization, yet only 27% of people in a recent study said their companies do a better job using information than their competitors. Read this study by the Economist Intelligence Unit to find best practices about developing data initiatives to gain a competitive advantage.
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Deliver Trusted Data and Deeper Insights
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The health of your business depends on your data management strategy. Read this paper to learn about one platform designed to manage your increasing volumes of data and applications, as well as quickly provide critical analytics. Benefits include integration of structured and unstructured data, reduced cost, scalability and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Information Governance Strategy: Developing a Roadmap for Managing Corporate Info
sponsored by SearchContentManagement
EBOOK: Most organizations are looking for ways to better manage their structured and unstructured data – and information governance has the potential to do so. But implementing an effective program can be tricky. Review this e-book to gain practical tips on how to implement an information governance program, learn 5 pitfalls to avoid, and more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 01 Sep 2012

SearchContentManagement

IBM and Oracle TCO: The Lumpy Mattress
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines Oracle's approach to overpricing one part of a database solution to compensate for another part, leading to a much higher total cost of ownership (TCO). Read this now to learn more about the evolution of TCO, Oracle's pricing strategy, IBM's pricing strategy and so much more.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 21 Sep 2011

IBM
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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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