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Data quality is a 'company-wide' issue

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Businesses looking to improve their data quality should first determine which department is responsible for it.

This is according to an article by Information Week, which suggests that a significant number of organizations are still unsure about who should tackle the issue.

The news provider cites a recent analysis by Forrester Research on the topic entitled Avoid Process Data Headaches.

In the study the firm states that many business departments attribute the responsibility of data quality to various IT departments.

However, the report notes that while this is true to some extent, it is not the whole story. IT departments should encourage all areas of an organization to think about data quality, so standards are improved across a company.

Elsewhere, a recent post on the Smart Data Collective website has claimed that businesses must prioritize the data quality issues which they face.

Indeed, Phil Simon, an independent technology consultant writing on the site, said that it is important to distinguish between various errors and issues within their records.

Posted by Paul Newman