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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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Beating web application security threats
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Application security plays an important role in ensuring the accuracy and confidentiality of data, yet at times teams may fear that security can interfere with overall performance. Read this e-book for tips that discuss the value of application security and explain how to implement it to ensure the highest availability and usability.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

SearchSecurity.com

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

SAP Hands-On Mobile BI Experience Webcast
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WEBCAST: When you’re on the go, you need to do more than simple tasks. You need to tackle the same challenges as when you’re in the office. But how easy is it to do all of that on your iPad? Take this opportunity to find out for yourself. Watch this webcast and walk through the complete mobile experience using your iPad.
Posted: 02 Dec 2011 | Premiered: Dec 2, 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Big Data Analytics
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
RESEARCH CONTENT: This research report drills into many aspects of big data analytics to give users and their business sponsors a solid background for big data analytics, including business and technology drivers, successful business use cases and common technology enablers.
Posted: 02 Dec 2011 | Published: 02 Dec 2011

SAP America, Inc.

The Guide to Data Movement and Governance
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Missed opportunities and lost revenue might be the least of your worries. In some cases, poor practices can lead to lawsuits, fines and even the failure of the business itself. The purpose of this e-guide is to help you grasp the measures that can keep your organization on track to meet objectives and stay in line with regulations.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011

IBM

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.

The Smart Archive Strategy from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a comprehensive strategy to efficiently meet the archiving mandate, helps enable more effective management of information over time, unifies structured and unstructured data archiving through common collection and classification technologies and more.
Posted: 24 Nov 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2011

IBM

The Information Governance Imperative: Expert Advice for Developing a Strategic Plan to Govern Critical Enterprise Information
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you will find an overview of key information governance issues and practical advice on building a business case for information governance, developing an information governance strategy and structuring an information governance program.
Posted: 24 Nov 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2011

IBM

Cisco Tidal Intelligent Automation Solution for SAP System Refresh
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: By simplifying and making system refresh execution consistent, automation can decrease the potential for errors inherent in standard approaches. Read this paper to discover an automation solution that can be used for traditional SAP systems as well as SAP’s Business Warehouse (BW).
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Five Reasons to Offload Analytics from Your Data Warehouse
sponsored by ParAccel
WEBCAST: In this webcast, we consider the novel architectural options presented by new technology and offer 5 reasons to offload analytic workloads from your data warehouse. Topics discussed include the changing business and technology landscape, a new architecture for all business information, 4 criteria for selecting the right offload platform and more!
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Premiered: Nov 21, 2011, 12:00 EST (17:00 GMT)

ParAccel

What's New in IBM InfoSphere Information Server 8.7
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is a data integration platform that enables organizations to meet their trusted information requirements. It helps integrate heterogeneous information from across an organization’s IT environment, making it possible to understand, transform and deliver trusted information for critical business initiatives.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

IBM

IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Warehousing
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: IBM InfoSphere Information Server is a platform for data integration that fully supports the new requirements for data warehousing. InfoSphere Information Server delivers faster time to value, increases business confidence in information and provides a lower cost of ownership than older, more time-consuming approach
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Premiered: 21 Nov 2011

IBM

Top data integration challenges and strategies to improve them
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide you will learn the top data integration challenges that come along with business intelligence (BI) projects and strategies to improve them.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

IBM

Building a Trusted Warehouse: IBM InfoSphere software and IBM Netezza data warehouse appliances
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explores the features and benefits of IBM Infosphere Information Server and IBM Netezza data warehouse appliances, including risk reduction, increased performance, quicker growth and more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

IBM

eGuide: Effective enterprise information management: Key strategies and mistakes to avoid
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this informative e-guide you will learn the initial steps to launching an EIM program, how to assess current data governance, quality management, master data management and architecture to ensure EIM success, the best practices for determining the best business opportunities and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2011 | Published: 17 Nov 2011

IBM

IBM Information Management: Manage your data and control risk to develop information you can trust
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM Information Management portfolio offers a complete set of solutions designed to help you not only manage your data, but also master it. Read on to learn more about: Data management, information integration, data warehousing and more.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2011

IBM

Delivering information you can trust: The benefits of leveraging IBM capabilities to deliver quality data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM InfoSphere Information Server delivers the functions required to integrate, validate, enrich and deliver trusted information for your key business initiatives.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2011

IBM

Innovative Strategies for Improving Web Conversions
sponsored by Demandbase
EGUIDE: This E-guide will explain the costs and new tactics for marrying your business's marketing and sales goals without sacrificing either's needs. Learn more about salvaging conversisions and data quality now.
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

Demandbase

Tip Guide: The Future of Business Intelligence
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this Tip Guide, industry expert Richard Herschel will explore the results of this survey and offer his insights to the future of Business Intelligence.
Posted: 02 Nov 2011 | Published: 02 Nov 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Tip-Guide: Business Analytics: Considering the Spectrum of Analysis
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this Tip Guide, industry expert David Loshin will explore key business questions to consider when mapping the business users’ expectations into a realistic plan for source data selection, evaluation, preparation, and analysis.
Posted: 02 Nov 2011 | Published: 02 Nov 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Tip Guide: Straightforward Analytics
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this Tip Guide, industry expert David Loshin will provide straightforward steps for a firm foundation to successfully apply analytic results within your organization.
Posted: 02 Nov 2011 | Published: 02 Nov 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Big Data and Data Warehousing
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Wayne Eckerson introduces big data and the issues involved in warehousing it as well as an overview of data warehouse architectures for storing big data.
Posted: 02 Nov 2011 | Published: 02 Nov 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Nucleus ROI Case Study: Concept One Accessories
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read how this sports, entertainment, and fashion accessory firm achieved an 866% ROI in two months using IBM Cognos Express.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 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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