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Data Quality


Data quality is a multi-dimensional measurement of the adequacy of a particular datum or data sets. In business, data quality is measured to determine whether or not data can be used as a basis for reliable business intelligence and for making organizational decisions.

Much has been said about data reliability, and in general, most business intelligence experts agree that to be deemed reliable, data must measure favorably in a number of dimensions, including, but not limited to accuracy, completeness, consistency, and timeliness.

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http://www.executionmih.com/data-quality/accuracy-consistency-audit.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_quality http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/definition/data-quality

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