A finding from the 2nd SD Times Data Quality Survey

Report: 75% of developers say they’re responsible for data quality

Nearly three-quarters of developers say they are responsible for managing the quality of the data they use in their applications, a key finding in the 2nd SD Times Data Quality Survey, completed in conjunction with data management provider Melissa in July. In last year’s survey, the number of developers claiming this responsibility was less than … continue reading

Data quality: It’s a matter of trust

Businesses rely on data to make decisions that drive their bottom line. But if they can’t trust the data, or the analysis of the data, they lose the ability to move with more certainty that what they’re doing is correct. Data quality has many different inputs and dimensions. IDC research director Steward Bond said that … continue reading

Data is key to returns on investment

Return Policy Guide is a website that aggregates the policies of many major retailers, so if a customer is unhappy with his purchase, he can learn how to most effectively return the product and get his money back. The site handles a ton of data, from the individual policies themselves, to ads on the site, … continue reading

The first step to ensuring data quality is validation

Blue Compass is an Iowa-based digital marketing agency specializing in website development and SEO. As such, according to development manager David Wanat, they take care of “everything beyond the design of the site” on the back end. Not only that, but Wanat also said he is responsible for ensuring the data is good, whether it’s … continue reading

The SD Times Data Quality Project

It began last January with a column I wrote titled “The little dirty data secret,” which shone a light on the issue of data quality — or lack thereof — within many organizations. I called it the dirty little secret because of a reluctance on the part of many to even acknowledge they had a … continue reading

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