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Data quality to play an import role in business recovery

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Data quality is set to play an important role in the recovery of businesses after the global economic crisis, an expert has claimed.

According to Daragh O'Brien of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ), more focus will be placed upon the service as organizations look to put the recession behind them.

Mr O'Brien claimed that data will have been negatively affected by staff and budget cutbacks that were a direct result of the economic situation.

"There will be an increased focus on information quality and data consistency as we begin the upswing from the recession," he added.

"[This] will require organizations to face up to process, culture and mindset issues that affect enterprise-wide information quality, transparency and trust."

The news comes after Stibo Systems and Datactics announced last week that companies and IT departments lacked faith in their data quality systems and would be reverting back to spreadsheets to manage information.

Currently, 44 per cent of organizations use manual methods to record product data, while 78 per cent of firms run over five data-focused business systems.

Posted by Paul Newton