Data: A Poor Substitute for Information The biggest barrier to the improvement of information in enterprises globally is that IT, Data Quality teams, etc. think that digital data equates to information. The fact is that digital data is merely a means of storing elements of data in a manner that enables them to be read… Read more »
In a recent post, Vipul Aroh, made the argument that ‘truth’ and data quality were incompatible and supported the Thomas Redman view that seeking one version of the truth in data was a ‘one lie strategy’. If this were true, then Data Quality would be a completely flawed approach that ought to be abandoned immediately! Now, although people’s obsession with digital data is… Read more »
In a recent post the very knowledgeable Nicola Askham suggested that an enterprise ought to have the fourData Quality roles of Data Owner, Data Steward, Data Produces and Data Consumer. Though I agree with Nicola that these roles are valid early on, I also believe that, if they persist, then the enterprise is very unlikely ever to achieve true maturity in data… Read more »
While watching a TV programme on genetics, I became fascinated by the power of the DNA double helix and how a single strand could hold all of the instructions to build a living entity, be it a mouse, a man or a mammoth. Shortly after the Programme an image started forming in my mind as… Read more »
I am really excited to be setting out on a three-city speaking tour of Australia next Sunday, 27 July. MDM Summit My first stop is at the MDM and Data Governance Summit in Sydney, which starts on 29 July. I’ll be giving a talk on the 30 of July and then running a half-day workshop… Read more »
I am honoured to have been invited to be a keynote speaker at the PPDM Symposium in Perth, Australia in August this year. It will be nice to be back again in front of an audience from this industry, with whom I have a long standing connection, to unveil my latest Integrated Modeling Method (IMM) innovation, the DNA of Data Quality. My… Read more »
War on want. War on drugs. War on terror. Have these wars eliminated want, drugs and terror? No. Some would argue, quite the opposite. There are two main reasons for this, both allied to the human condition. The first is based on a phenomenon first observed by Carl Jung, that made him coin the term,… Read more »
One of the major barriers to improving the maturity of Data Quality in enterprises around the globe is the mistaken belief, by far too many DQ practitioners, that good data creates a good enterprise. The reality is quite the reverse of this. It is a good enterprise that creates good data. Good data is the… Read more »
This post was prompted when I received some feedback after I ran a webinar on MDM. The feedback highlights some of the structures and thinking surrounding some MDM ‘solutions’ that, contrary to what they are sold as doing, actually contribute to MDM fragmentation. Have a read of the feedback and my response and let me… Read more »
Big Data x 5NF = Really Big Data Errors It is true that Big Data may offer huge opportunities for enterprises to gain hitherto unimagined insights. Alas, it also true that is has the potential to tell enterprises really big lies! This has nothing to do with the quality of the Big Data. These ‘lies’ can… Read more »
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