Data Quality Gets The Spotlight

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As more organizations today are looking to leverage data and data insights to gain competitive advantage, a laser-focused spotlight is being shined on that data. Just how good is it? Are we all using the same definitions? Are we paying attention to consumer privacy concerns and regulations?

Can your data stand up to that kind of scrutiny? What if it's your C-level executives who are looking that carefully at your data?

As enterprises have recognized the real value contained in their data, suddenly concepts such as data governance, data quality, and data management have gained more of the respect that they deserve. That's because the data and insights are only valuable when organizations pay attention to these important foundational data programs.

Maybe that's why in our end-of-year quick poll on, the greatest number of you -- 60% -- said that your Top Analytics Priority for 2017 would be "ensuring data quality and data trust."

So how is that going for you so far in 2017? Got questions?

Author and consultant Donna Burbank says that the value organizations have placed on data has conferred a new level of respect for programs such as data management and data governance. Burbank joins AllAnalytics radio as our guest on Thursday, April 27, at 1 pm ET/10am PT to talk about data quality and trust for 2017.

Burbank is an author of the book Data Modeling for the Business: A Handbook for Aligning the Business with IT using High-Level Data Models, and she's also a principal for the consulting firm Global Data Strategy. She'll be talking about Navigating Data Governance in an Era of Global Uncertainty at the upcoming Interop ITX event in Las Vegas in May. But you can get an early preview of some of the things she'll discuss during this A2 radio show.

You can register here for the event, and once you register you can add any questions you have for Burbank in the comments section.

I hope you can join us.

Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, Informationweek

Jessica Davis has spent a career covering the intersection of business and technology at titles including IDG's Infoworld, Ziff Davis Enterprise's eWeek and Channel Insider, and Penton Technology's MSPmentor. She's passionate about the practical use of business intelligence, predictive analytics, and big data for smarter business and a better world. In her spare time she enjoys playing Minecraft and other video games with her sons. She's also a student and performer of improvisational comedy. Follow her on Twitter: @jessicadavis.

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Re: Quality #1
  • 4/30/2017 10:35:15 PM

Interesting that the current A2 poll: "what's your top Analytics priority for 2017?" shows "ensuring data quality" leading with almost 60% of the total vote.

That's the one that got my vote.

Re: Quality #1
  • 4/30/2017 11:41:51 AM

It's good to see that data quality issues are being viewed with greater sense of importance, as it should be. Talking about it doesn't go far enough but adapting a cohesive plan to address these concerns is key. Our guest appears to address these points. Looking forward to the presentation.

Quality #1
  • 4/30/2017 11:00:01 AM

Aww, it looks like I missed the live broadcast of the show. It's great to see data quality getting the attention it deserves. Will we be seeing more from Ms. Burbank here on A2?