In her excellent blog post “'The Bad Data Ate My Homework'’' and Other IT Scapegoating,” Loraine Lawson explained how “there are a lot of problems that can be blamed on bad data. I suspect it would be fair to say that there’s a good percentage of problems we don’t even know about that can be blamed on bad data and a lack of data integration, quality and governance.”

Lawson examined whether bad data could have been the cause of the bank foreclosure fiasco, as opposed to, as she concludes, the more realistic causes being bad business and negligence, which, if not addressed, could lead to another global financial crisis.

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