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Top Ten Data Quality Problems

Jun 27, 2017 10:16:54 AM   Sally McCormack

Topics: Data Quality

Top Ten Data Quality Problems: Part I

By: Sally McCormack, Data Quality Competency Director, Datasource Consulting, LLC

Problems with data quality are costly to an enterprise. When facing the potential for missed opportunities, uninformed decision-making, non-compliance sanctions, and low customer satisfaction, today’s business leaders are making data quality a priority in their organizations’ data management programs. An Experian report found that 88 percent of companies see a direct effect of inaccurate data on their bottom line, losing an average of 12 percent of their revenue. In a similar study by Database Marketing, organizations estimate that they could increase sales by nearly a third (29%) with corrected customer data. (Source: Internal Results)

 

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Data Warehouse Appliances

Jun 13, 2017 11:40:07 AM   Jerry Locke & Steve Dine

Topics: Blog, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Server Administration

Data Warehouse Appliances: Lessons from the Trenches


By Jerry Locke & Steve Dine

Over the past few years data warehouse (DW) appliances have become a viable option for business intelligence (BI) programs looking to load and process large data volumes as well as reducing query execution times. However, like most architectural decisions, there are many factors to consider when choosing to implement a DW appliance that aren’t usually highlighted during the sales presentation. This article will present some observations and lessons learned from a recent project in which we implemented a DW appliance for both the data warehouse and the data mart layers of the client architecture.

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Tableau for the Enterprise?

Jun 9, 2017 11:21:42 AM   Datasource

Topics: Blog, Enterprise Data, Tableau

Steps for Using Tabeau

Tableau is a robust visualization tool capable of serving many roles in modern organizations. From data discovery to ad-hoc analysis to enterprise reporting, Tableau provides the functionality to give business users quick and useful access to their data. Report scheduling and Data Governance capabilities enhance this access and the quality of reporting. Many businesses now seek to utilize Tableau as an enterprise reporting tool, but they must take the necessary steps to be successful and ensure Tableau is the correct software choice for their needs.


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