Moving to Action

By Elliot King The first step in a data quality program is to assess your data. Whether you opt for data profiling or some other assessment mechanism, this part of the process consists of systematically identifying exactly where the problems can be found in your data sets. While assessment is obviously the first step, it should be just as obvious…

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Reducing Data Quality Risks

By Elliot King As Donald Rumsfeld, the former secretary of the defense once famously said, "there are known unknowns and there are unknown unknowns." In other words, somethings we know we don't know and consequently we can do the research to learn what we need to know. But other times, we don't even know what we don't know. Unknown unknowns…

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