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October 05, 2017
At the Strata conference in New York, IT managers detailed steps they're taking to improve data quality in their big data environments in order to help ensure analytics accuracy.
September 06, 2017
Breitburn Energy Partners employed data quality tools to address the business pain of bad data, using the software to give end users the means to fix data quality issues themselves.
February 03, 2017
The head of Kaiser Permanente's data governance program says data stewards hold the key to the initiative's success, and he offers advice on managing data stewardship processes.
July 15, 2016
Forces at work in data management have led to the advent of the chief data officer. The role of the CDO and more is discussed in a Q&A with consultant Joe Caserta.
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