An Ounce of Prevention (Or a Pound) is Worthless, and Why It’s Good to Brush

September 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Data Governance, Data Quality 

It was nice to see that Jim Harris referred to my earlier post questioning the experts’ pronouncements of the costs of poor data quality, and it triggered yet another thought about the perception of the value of data quality improvement envisioned as processes for prevention. The main idea is this: from the perspective of the individual paying for prevention, those processes are seen *only* as a cost, not a value.

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