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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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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

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

Profitability modeling and optimization - Demo
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This webcast details one such option that effectively joins financial, operational, strategic planning and business analytics into an enterprise-wide, holistic solution. Watch this now to learn about this option that can seamlessly move between your personal, workgroup and enterprise requirements to deliver quick and accurate insights.
Posted: 09 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 9, 2012

IBM

Planning, Analysis and Forecasting - Demo
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This brief webcast details one analytics option that will seamlessly move between your personal, workgroup and enterprise requirements, helping you gain greater insights quicker and easier than ever before. Watch this now to learn real-life use cases for this innovative option.
Posted: 09 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 9, 2012

IBM

Cognos: FPM: How KPIs can help motivate and reward the right behavior - Paper #1 – Introduction - White Paper
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the value of key performance indicators (KPIs) and why it's integral you set annual targets for each of them and measure performance against them rather than develop strategy maps and generate strategic action plans that drive performance improvement.
Posted: 08 Aug 2012 | Published: 08 Aug 2012

IBM

Business Analytics: Ventana Research - Improving Retailing Performance Using Better Analytics: A Pragmatic Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Ventana Research paper reveals the results of a study examining how retailers use analytics across their company, including the marketing, supply chain, operations and finance. Read this now to learn more about the challenges these retail organizations face as well as the possibilities available to them through today's innovative technology.
Posted: 08 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

IBM

Close, Consolidate and Report For Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This e-book will help you understand why integrating and unifying your closing, consolidating and reporting (CCR) process is critical. Read this to learn about re-engineering your point solution approach to CCR by investing in integrated solutions, how to achieve automation and enhance your ability to manage controls, reduce risks and more.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 | Published: 07 Aug 2012

IBM

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.

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

Outperforming in a data-rich, hyper-connected world
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the results of a survey conducted amongst more than 1,100 executives across nine industries in 64 countries on their ability to capture data, share insights and take actions based on what they learn. Read this now to discover how other companies are harnessing and handling their data and learn how you can follow a similar path.
Posted: 09 Aug 2012 | Published: 08 Aug 2012

IBM

BI Trends and Strategies E-Zine Issue 8
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
EGUIDE: Organizations are carving out small slices of their DWs and databases where scientists and analysts can manipulate and analyze data sets. The intent of the data sandbox is to separate experimentation from the production database environment. Read this edition of BI Trends and Strategies to learn about the many benefits of using data sandboxes.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

SearchBusinessAnalytics

The Social Business: Advent of a new age
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the why organizations need to become social businesses today. Read on to learn how your business can become social through crafting the right blueprint relying on networks, social and real-time collaboration, mobility and integration, how to deepen your customer relationships and the benefits associated with it, and much more.
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

IBM

Staples Case Study
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Staples set the bar for the office superstore when it first opened its doors in 1986. It now has the second-largest Internet retail revenue in the world with $10.2 billion in 2010 sales, 43% of the company's total revenue. This paper details how Staples delivered a much more personalized shopping experience to its online customers.
Posted: 25 Jul 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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