Wednesday, January 26, 2011

IAIDQ Blog carnival for Information/Data Quality, December 2010

It's my pleasure and privilege to again be hosting the IAIDQ blog carnival, this time for posts made in December 2010. I'm glad to say that the festivities didn't reduce the flow of top quality posts, some of which I have highlighted here.

If you work in business and you're attempting to get a data quality initiative off the ground, William Sharp, over at the Data Quality Chronicle, has outlined a data quality program's 10 best practices. A useful checklist whatever your data quality background.

Jim Harris' steady stream of wisdom over at the Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality Blog hardly let up in December, with a look back at the best data quality posts of 2010 (which I have to mention, because Jim kindly included not one but two of mine in the list!).

I've been thinking (probably rather more than is healthy) quite a lot recently about data silos, and Jim casts his usual sensible eye over just that subject when discussing The Good Data.

I don't know where Jim finds the time to read, but he's read "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole and he discusses our propensity to delete data in A Confederacy of Data Defects.

And finally, whilst Jim was looking back over 2011, Steve Sarsfield, in his data governance and data quality insider blog, was looking forward to 2011. The brave Steve has made six data management predictions for 2011. I'm wondering if that's a misprint - won't be be waiting until 2051 for most of those things to happen? ;-) What do you think?

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