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Institutionalized Entity Identification Problems

December 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on Institutionalized Entity Identification Problems
Filed under: Data Governance, Data Quality 

It has been a while since I posted an entry – mostly signs of “busy-ness” in trying to wrap up projects before the end of the year. However, I did have an interesting experience recently with one of our customers, with whom we are working on developing a best practices guide for data governance.

For this customer, I was being provided with badge access to be able to get in and out of the building, and we had an appointment with security to have the badge created (as well as a bunch of other security-type things). As some of you might know, I never use my first name, but go by my middle name, David. However, since my driver’s license has my full name on it, I was told that my badge would have my real first name (“Howard”) on it, and if I needed to contact security for any reason, I would need to give them my real first name (which I *never* use). Read more