La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 1, 2000 – Firstlogic, Inc., a leading provider of data quality software solutions, announced it has become an industry sponsor of the Total Data Quality Management (TDQM) research program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The TDQM program is a joint effort between members of the MIT information technology group, industry partners and related industry-specific research programs at MIT to devise practical methods for business and industry to improve data quality. Motivated by evidence that strategic corporate initiatives are increasingly vulnerable to defective data, the TDQM program focuses on three major research components: data quality definition, analysis, and improvement. The objective is to establish a rigorous theoretical foundation on which to construct a new paradigm for data quality management.

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