Data Quality

September 30, 2015

Five Great Ways to Really Mess Up Your Data Warehouse During Loading

Your data warehouse is only as good as the data you load into it. But the data-loading process can be tricky, and there are ample opportunities […]
July 21, 2014

Design a business intelligence system properly — for business users

What are some common mistakes that business intelligence managers and architects make when planning and designing a business intelligence system? BI managers and architects generally do […]
February 27, 2014

Good News for Economics Majors: You’re Hot

Here’s some good news for Economics majors. According to today’s Wall Street Journal: In-House Economists are Hot Again One of the reasons they are hot again […]
August 24, 2011

Seven Misconceptions about Data Quality

The narrow definition of data quality is that it's about bad data – data that is missing or incorrect. A broader definition is that data quality […]
April 6, 2011

Automate Data Remediation to Find Dirty Data Before Your Customers Do

I teach a graduate course on data warehousing at Northeastern University in Boston. Unlike the people I teach at clients’ sites or at conferences such as […]
March 30, 2011

Dirty Data: Embarrassing, Expensive, Avoidable

I recently experienced a data-quality problem first-hand while on the phone with the company that books my family a condo for our annual ski vacation. They […]