Big wishes for data management

In the movie Big, a 12-year-old boy, after being embarrassed in front of an older girl he was trying to impress by being told he was too short for a carnival ride, puts a coin into an antique arcade fortune teller machine called Zoltar Speaks, makes a wish to be big, […]

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What's the future of data? In a word, more.

When asked what his movement wanted around a century ago, the iconic American labor leader Samuel Gompers famously gave a one-word answer: "More." This annoyed his opponents at the negotiating table and many in the business community. He was not demanding a specific wage increase or fighting for a distinct cause like […]

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Crowdsourcing data improvement: Part 3

In this blog series, I am exploring if it’s wise to crowdsource data improvement, and if the power of the crowd can enable organizations to incorporate better enterprise data quality practices. In Part 1, I provided a high-level definition of crowdsourcing and explained that while it can be applied to a wide range of projects […]

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Crowdsourcing data improvement: Part 2

In this blog series, I am exploring if it’s wise to crowdsource data improvement, and if the power of the crowd can enable organizations to incorporate better enterprise data quality practices. In Part 1, I provided a high-level definition of crowdsourcing and explained that while it can be applied to a wide range of projects […]

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Crowdsourcing data improvement: Part 1

James Surowiecki wrote a book about The Wisdom of Crowds. Jeff Howe, who co-coined the term crowdsourcing, wrote a book about Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business. In this blog series, I explore if it’s wise to crowdsource data improvement, and if the power of the crowd can […]

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A few New Year’s data resolutions

Since now is the time when we reflect on the past year and make resolutions for next year, in this post I reflect on my Data Roundtable posts from the past year and use them to offer a few New Year’s data resolutions for you and your organization to consider in […]

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Can big data and bad administration coexist?

.@philsimon on an important question.

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Next-gen 360° view of customers

For a long time, master data management (MDM) practitioners boasted about their ability to build a 360° view of customers by aggregating and proactively managing information coming from various business applications such as CRM systems, ERP applications, and other operational systems. But was it really a 360° view? What about […]

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