October 21, 2012

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Data Quality Deja Vu

It’s all coming back to me now….Having spent the last few years in pre-sales I’d forgotten just how much inertia surrounds organizational data. While at IBM and Informatica I was brought into companies that knew they had data governance challenges and (at least some of the staff) were ready to explore how to fix it.Reading [...]

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October 16, 2012

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6 Resources for SQL Server Service Broker

Nearly three years ago I blogged about my experiences using SQL Server Service Broker for asynchronous processing of incoming data updates. I haven’t used it since – haven’t had the right projects – but lots of other people do.At least, that’s what the search statistics are telling me. The two most common topics that bring [...]

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September 8, 2012

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Simpler MDM: if you’re succeeding please step forward

I just read David Loshin’s post “Is there an alternate approach to big bang MDM?” and he’s got me thinking… How can we simplify these challenging projects? Who is willing to step forward to lead the charge? I’ve long thought MDM projects today are similar to warehouse projects 20 years ago: remember how many warehouse [...]

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September 3, 2012

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Ahhh. Back to Technology – I can blog again

Yippee! I’m building data systems again. I’m working for a local firm in the energy sustainability space – with slews of great data challenges to drive new blog topics! I’ve spent most of the last thee years as a pre-sales engineer: racked up a ton of frequent flyer miles, met top-notch data architects at customer [...]

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September 3, 2012

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Testing

Testing Posted with Blogsy

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May 1, 2011

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Festival of Data Quality posted at DQ Chronical

Just a quick note:  DQ Chronical http://thedataqualitychronicle.org/?p=586

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November 11, 2010

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IAIDQ Data Quality Blog Carnival – November 2010

Each month the IAIDQ (International Association for Information and Data Quality) (@iaidq) asks the data quality blogging community to submit blog posts for the El Festival del IDQ Bloggers. The carnival is hosted by a different blogger each month and I am very happy to host it for November 2010.  I’m posting this today, November [...]

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October 31, 2010

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Carnival of Data Quality: October Submissions Welcomed

Hey everyone, I’m hosting the IAIDQ Blog Carnival for October posts. I’ll publish the Carnival post on November 11 — which happens to be World Quality Day. Please submit any October posts related to data quality to blogcarnival@iaidq.org. Include the URL of the blog, a quick description of the post, description for the author, and [...]

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June 26, 2010

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Predictably Poor MetaData Quality

Big huge disclaimer — post’s title is a play on Jim Harris’s excellent post titled “Predictably Poor Data Quality.” In fact, it’s Jim’s post that started me thinking about whether data and metadata quality issues stem from the same root source. I work with a product that, among other things, infers table relationships and proposes [...]

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June 8, 2010

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Road Warrior: Using TripIt to Manage Itineraries

This is the first week in around three months I haven’t traveled.  After a while the trips blur together, as do the hotels and departure times.  I truly do not remember on any given week what time the next week’s flights are. I started using TriptIt.com in January to organize my travel details.  My memory [...]

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