Articles by Tom Breur

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Data Quality: Balancing Today’s Needs With Tomorrow’s Demands Summary
Most organizations have at least some level of discomfort with their data quality. It may be considered a “minor issue,” it may be considered a “serious risk,” and sometimes problems seem so intractable and dangerous that nobody even wants to think about them. This article covers the delicate balance between short-term and long-term data quality improvements, and describes why scope should be an important consideration for any data quality initiative.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ), Data Quality

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
27-10-2010
Metadata & Data Quality Summary
Data does not live in isolation. It acquires meaning when turned into information that allows you to take action. The sequence from data to information to action revolves around metadata. This article explains technical and business metadata, and clearly outlines the value of a centralized metadata repository.

Topics: Information Management, Data Quality, Metadata

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
09-09-2010
How to Measure Data Quality: Metrics and Scorecards Summary
If you decide to build a data quality scorecard, ensure that improving scores coincides with integral improvement in performance.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ)

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
21-07-2010
Data Quality: How to Detect Duplicate Records Summary
Duplicate data entries are a problem. This article looks at the classification challenge of detecting duplicates.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ)

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
16-06-2010
Data Quality: Cost or Profit Center? Summary
You can shed new light on data quality issues in your corporate information environment and turn yesterday’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ), Data Quality

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
17-03-2010
What is the Desirable “Upper Bound” to Data Quality? Summary
What levels of data quality should one strive for given a particular situation? It is almost always possible to improve data quality, but at what cost? This article presents some suggestions.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ)

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
17-02-2010
Many Faces of Missing Data Summary
Depending on the context, missing data may or may not be acceptable. When working with the data, it is crucial to understand what type of data is missing and deal with it accordingly.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Best Practices, Data Modeling and Design, Data Quality

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
20-01-2010
Data Quality ROI: Transforming Soft Measures into Hard Dollars Summary
Quantitative business cases for improving data quality are highly desirable because they are the language of senior management.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ)

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
16-12-2009
Data Quality and the Single Version of the Truth Summary
For BI professionals, a single version of the truth seems to equate to multiple colleagues all agreeing on a common interpretation of facts as recorded in a central database.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ), Business Intelligence, Data Quality, Data Warehousing, Data Profiling

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
25-11-2009
Data Quality – Is It Happening to You? Summary
In order to make data quality a priority on the management agenda, one must demonstrate exactly how data quality issues are related to business process breakdowns and tie those issues to financial consequences.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ)

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
28-10-2009
What to Do with Bad Data? Summary
This article discusses the pros and cons of two approaches to dealing with bad data quality.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ), Data Quality

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
23-09-2009
Data Quality Tools: Horses for Courses Summary
Take a look at the data quality landscape from a platform and tools perspective.

Topics: Information Quality (IQ), Data Quality

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
26-08-2009
Who Needs Data Governance? Summary
Data governance exists within your organization. Are you willing to take the passive approach or provide real value with a proactive acceptance of data as an asset.

Topics: Data Governance, Compliance

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
22-07-2009
Data Quality Control - Why You Want a “Novelty Detector” in Your ETL Summary
This article describes how to design test programs along with your ETL to provide monitoring of data content quality.

Topics: Data Governance, Compliance

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
24-06-2009
Why Nobody Has Data Quality Issues, yet Everybody Seems to Suffer Summary
This article presents some challenges to resolving issues of non-quality data but emphasizes the importance of doing so.

Topics: Data Governance, Compliance

by Tom Breur | 0 comments
18-05-2009

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