Changing Assumptions About Data Use

September 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Data Quality 

I was reading Tom Redman’s blog posting at the data roundtable about the customer-supplier model for data and thought it would be worth raising a particular question regarding an ongoing assumption about data use. Tom’s posting suggests that as individuals should cast themselves into a supplier or customer role. The suppliers should consider who the customers are and ask themselves whether they are meeting their customers’ needs. The customers should consider who the suppliers are and “act like customers.”

This model may work in a constrained environment where those roles can be ascertained. But that may be an assumption that is rapidly changing…

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