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Is it Really Possible to Achieve a Single Version of Truth?

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There is a pervasive belief that a single version of truth–eliminating data siloes by consolidating all enterprise data in a consistent, non-redundant form – remains the technology-equivalent to the Holy Grail. And, the advent of big data is making it even harder to realize. However, even though SVOT is difficult or impossible to achieve today, beginning the journey is still a worthwhile business goal.

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Comments (4)
Well once again Karen Heath has delivered in 1,000 words what most consultants require hundreds of slides and thousands of dollars to produce, if they can produce it at all. The balance of federation and governance is already yielding reliable results for many Health Care and Financial Services firms. Thank you for integrating so many key issues into a SVOT for Information Management readers!
Posted by Dan M | Monday, February 17 2014 at 8:30AM ET
Holy Grail is a good metaphor because a SVOT for every metric doesn't always exist. Knowing what can be defined and standardized and what needs to remain more fluid is important or you may just spend you entire existence chasing that Holy Grail only to find it is always just out of reach.
Posted by | Monday, February 17 2014 at 1:45PM ET
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