Data Quality Isn’t the Same as Data Perfection

We concur with Evan Levy of Baseline Consulting Group argument that data quality should be an "entrenched" process, as data is continually morphing and changing. Read his article "Perfect Data and other Data Quality Myths" below.   A recent client experience reminds me what I've always said about data quality: it isn't the same as data perfection. After all, how…

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Contact Verification Server Named “Cool” Product of 2010

Melissa Data's innovative Contact Verification Server was named one of the "Coolest Products of 2010" by Health Management Technology, a leading resource for healthcare information and systems solutions. Click here to read the full article: http://www.healthmgttech.com/index.php/news/front-page-feature-story/coolest-products-of-2010.html  

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Large Corporations Still Behind on Data Governance

Less than one-fourth of corporations in the Global 1000 can fulfill their data retention and disposal objectives, leading to wasteful spending, legal risks, and possible theft, according to findings in a new survey. The report stated that 98 percent of companies rated defensible disposal and retention of data as a key governance objective, though currently only 22 percent of those…

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Join Us for Address Cleaning in SAP: Integration of REST Web Services

  Join us for a webinar on December 2, 2010.With the rapid change of data combined with a need for accurate information delivered in a timely and efficient manner, many companies are looking at ways to integrate contact data verification into their CRM systems to prevent bad address, phone and email data from entering the database at point of data…

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New Case Study: PCI Utilizes Web-Based Data Verification Solution to Streamline Operations

PCI, an alumni engagement firm, moved from a process of manually verifying data--at least 55,000 addresses per week--to a real-time solution that improved operational efficiency by more than 67 percent. Discover how WebSmart helped them double the number of address updates on a weekly basis and reduce staffing needs. Read the case study here

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The Data Quality Daily

Jim Harris is the Blogger-in-Chief at Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality (OCDQ) and The Data Quality Daily. He is a recognized industry thought leader on data quality with over 15 years of professional services and application development experience in data quality, data integration, data warehousing, business intelligence, master data management, and data governance. He is also an independent consultant, speaker, and writer.   Read Jim's daily…

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