As I, and many others, have blogged about many times before, the proactive approach to data quality, i.e., defect prevention, is highly recommended over the reactive approach to data quality, i.e., data cleansing.

However, reactive data quality still remains the most common approach because “let’s wait and see if something bad happens” is typically much easier to sell strategically than “let’s try to predict the future by preventing something bad before it happens.”

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Information Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access