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loshin : The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement

Upcoming Webinar on Geographic Data and Spatial Analysis

August 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar on Geographic Data and Spatial Analysis
Filed under: Business Intelligence, Data Analysis, Data Quality 

On August 25, I will be presenting a Webinar in whichI will discuss concepts of geography, spatial analysis, location intelligence, and other aspects of the integration of location information as part of a business intelligence and analytics program. In this webinar I will discuss the basics of geographic data and spatial analysis, and how to extract knowledge based on geographic information and exploit it to drive efficiencies and profitability.

Live Webinar: Using Geographic and Spatial Data to Improve Business Analytics
When: August 25, 2011, Noon ET, 9:00 a.m. PT
Register now.

You will learn:

  • About geographic data and spatial analysis
  • Processes for integrating geographic data
  • Best practices for data integration and data quality

This Webinar has limited capacity and will fill up quickly, so register early to ensure your spot.

Using Geographic and Spatial Data to Improve Business Analytics

Is Data Profiling a Commodity?

July 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on Is Data Profiling a Commodity?
Filed under: Data Analysis, Data Governance, Data Profiling, Data Quality 

Here are some quick thoughts about the basic functionality of data profiling that make me wonder about the degree to which it has become a commodity capability. If so, then I have a few observations at the end to make folks think about what they are using profiling for.

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Knowledge Integrity Teams with CMS IDIQ Award Winner CORMAC

June 16, 2011 by · Comments Off on Knowledge Integrity Teams with CMS IDIQ Award Winner CORMAC
Filed under: Business Intelligence, Data Analysis, Data Governance, Data Profiling, Data Quality, Master Data, Metadata 

We are pleased to announce that our teaming partner CORMAC has been awarded the Data Management (DM) five year IDIQ contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency under Health and Human Services (HHS). As a teaming partner, Knowledge Integrity will work with CORMAC in support of data administration task orders. The total contract value is $350 million.

The purpose of this contract is to provide the following services for CMS:

1. Data Administration
2. Database Administration
3. Middleware and Message Queuing Administration
4. Business Intelligence (BI) and Extract-Transformation-Load (ETL) Tool Administration and Production Support
5. Data and Information Products Production Support
6. BI Tool, Data and Information Products, and BI-Related ETL Build and Deploy Services
7. Training/User Support
8. EDG Legacy Application and Database Maintenance Services
9. IDR ETL Development, View Development and Database Administration

Now Featured at Alltop!

June 16, 2011 by · Comments Off on Now Featured at Alltop!
Filed under: Business Impacts, Business Intelligence, Data Analysis, Data Quality 

The Practitioner’s Guide to Data Quality Improvement has been included in the IT feed at Alltop!
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Validity vs. Correctness Continued: Accuracy Percentages

Yesterday I shared some thoughts about the differences between data validity and data correctness, and why validity is a good start but ultimately is not the right measure for quality. Today I am still ruminating about what data correctness or accuracy really means.

For example, I have been thinking for a long time about the existence (or more accurately, nonexistence) of benchmarks for data quality methods and tools, especially when it comes to data accuracy. On the one hand, I often see both vendors and their customers reporting “accuracy percentages” (e.g. “our customer data is 99% accurate”) and I wonder what is meant by accuracy and how those percentages are both calculated and verified.

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