The path to healthy data governance

Modern organizations recognize that data volumes are increasing. More importantly, they have come to realize that the complexity of processing this data has also grown in exponential ways, and it’s still growing. Many

Published on: January 10th, 2012 jorge garcia

E-MAILBAG: More problems for older workers

From the IT World Canada comment board: our readers' reaction, unedited and unvarnished.Re: Old data quality models are 'so nineties': Prof By Kathleen Lau Measuring the impact of IT and data quality and data

Published on: September 17th, 2010 ComputerWorld Canada readers

Old data quality models are

Data quality in the enterprise has long been solely about accuracy and real-time access, but a university professor is pushing a new model that better reflects today’s realities, and is making available benchmarks

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Accenture, SAP execs talk analytics trends

While business analytics tools are becoming cheaper and easier to use, organizations are still facing the underlying problem of understanding the data sources that feed these systems, said an executive with professional services

Published on: August 25th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

No mandatory census means no data quality

The Federal government’s recent decision to replace the mandatory long-form census with a voluntary household survey has serious implications on the quality of collected data that public and private sector organizations rely on,

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Enterprise data management practices not good

Today, most enterprises are finally facing up to the "data, data everywhere" phenomenon-an awe-inspiring and unprecedented push and pull of data and information needs. The push: Terabytes of data flooding enterprise systems and

Published on: April 19th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Travis Perkins improves data quality

Construction industry supplier Travis Perkins Group has signed a three-year contract with DataFlux to optimise its product database. The new contract will see the company deploy DataFlux's dfPower Studio technology to help standardise and

Published on: March 4th, 2010 anh nguyen

DataFlux takes on MDM giants with new suite

SAS Institute subsidiary DataFlux is unveiling a new suite on Monday that combines MDM (master data management), data quality and data integration tools in a single package. Analysts say the DataFlux Data Management Platform,

Published on: February 18th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

IBM has ulterior motives with Initiate: Informatica

Data integration vendor Informatica Corp. shot verbal arrows at IBM Corp., saying its acquisition of master data management (MDM) vendor Initiate Systems Inc. will only leave customers out alone in the cold.  IBM owes it

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Kathleen Lau