Nobody’s Perfect

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By Elliot King

People of a certain age may remember the long-time marketing slogan for Ivory soap. Ivory was 99.44 percent pure (pure of what was left unsaid.) While it would be nice if our data could be 99.44 percent accurate–or better yet 100 percent accurate–that goal is simply impossible. Data degrades over time. Telephone numbers, physical and email addresses and so on that were correct today will not be correct tomorrow.
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Moving to Action

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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 that
it can’t be the last.… Read More