Welcome to the April 2009 issue of El Festival del IDQ Bloggers, which is a blog carnival for information/data quality bloggers being run as part of the celebration of the five year anniversary of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ).
A blog carnival is a collection of posts from different blogs on a specific theme that are published across a series of issues. Anyone can submit a data quality blog post and experience the benefits of extra traffic, networking with other bloggers and discovering interesting posts. It doesn't matter what type of blog you have as long as the submitted post has a data quality theme.
El Festival del IDQ Bloggers will run monthly issues April through November 2009.
Can You Say Anything Interesting About Data Quality?
This simple question launched the first blog carnival of data quality that ran four issues from late 2007 through early 2008:
Vincent McBurney is a manager for Deloitte consulting in Perth, Australia. His excellent blog Tooling Around in the IBM InfoSphere looks at the world of data integration software and occasionally wonders what IBM is up to. His data quality motto: "If it ain’t broke, don't fix it."
Vincent submitted How to give your Data Warehouse a Data Quality Immunity System that discusses how people who obsessively keep bad quality data out of a data warehouse may be making it unhealthy in the long run.
Michele Goetz is a free-lance consultant helping companies make sense of their business through better analysis, marketing best practices, and marketing solutions. Her excellent blog Intelligent Metrix guides you on your journey from data to metrics to insight to intelligent decisions. Her blog de-mystifies business intelligence and data management for the business, and helps you bridge the Business-IT gap for better processes and solutions that drive business success.
Michele submitted Stuck in First Gear that discusses the common problem when companies make big investments in enterprise class solutions but only use a portion of the capabilities, which is like driving a Porcshe in first gear.
Daniel Gent is a bilingual business analyst experienced with the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), decision making, change management, database design, data modeling, data quality management, project coordination, and problem resolution. His excellent blog Data Quality Edge is a grassroots look at data quality for the data quality analyst in the trenches.
Daniel submitted When Bad Data Becomes Acceptable Data that discusses how you need to prioritize bad data and determine when it is acceptable to keep it for now.
Daniel Bahula is a strategy and operations improvement professional with an extensive project experience from multinational telco, software development and professional services companies. His excellent blog DanBahula.net defies a simple definition and is a great example of how it doesn't matter what type of blog you have as long as the submitted post has a data quality theme.
Daniel submitted Customer Value and Sustainable Quality that discusses Six Sigma and its relevance to addressing data quality issues.
Bob Barker is the editor of Identity Resolution Daily, which is a corporate blog of Austin, TX-based Infoglide Software strongly dedicated to citizenship, integrity and communication. The blog has recently been gaining guest bloggers with varying points of view, helping it to become an excellent site for information, dialogue and community.
Bob submitted Data Quality, Entity Resolution, and OFAC Compliance that discusses how entity resolution is different from name matching and traditional data quality.
Dylan Jones is the editor of Data Quality Pro, which is the leading data quality online magazine and free independent community resource dedicated to helping data quality professionals take their career or business to the next level.
Dylan submitted Selecting Data Quality Software that discusses how to find the right data quality technology for your needs and your budget.
Since 2006, IQTrainwrecks.com, which is a community blog provided and administered by the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ), has been serving up regular doses of information quality disasters from around the world.
IAIDQ submitted AmazonFail - A Classic Information Quality Impact that looks behind the hype and confusion surrounding the #amazonfail debacle.
Daragh O Brien is an Irish information quality expert, conference speaker, published author in the field, and director of publicity for the IAIDQ. His excellent blog The DOBlog, founded in 2006, was one of the first specialist information quality blogs.
Daragh submitted You’re a Leader - Lead that explains although there’s a whole lot of great management happening in the world, what we really need are information quality leaders.
My name is Jim Harris. I am an independent consultant, speaker, writer and blogger with over 15 years of professional services and application development experience in data quality. My blog Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality is an independent blog offering a vendor-neutral perspective on data quality.
I submitted All I Really Need To Know About Data Quality I Learned In Kindergarten that explains how show and tell, the five second rule and other great lessons from kindergarten are essential to success in data quality initiatives.
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