Saturday, August 21, 2010

Diagnosing Data Quality Depression - Where Does It Hurt?

The potential remedy for your data quality depression will depend upon the underlying cause. To diagnose the cause of your underlying symptoms, you must first assess the situation and figure out exactly where it hurts. Potential data quality pain points may include: 
  • A lack of adequate staffing to keep up with the data quality issues 
  • Failure to dedicate adequate resources to data quality maintenance 
  • End users and assistants who do not take responsibility for data quality 
  • Incorrect configuration of your system causing an increase in the number of data quality tickets or tasks
  • A lack of formalized training to ensure that end users understand and embrace their data quality responsibilities
  • A lack of management support to encourage participation or provide resources or incentives for compliance
Rest assured, all of these underlying issues are quite common and totally treatable - and, once treated, there is a significant likelihood that you will make a complete recovery. The best way to pinpoint your pain is to reach out to a specialist ...

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