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December 04, 2009

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Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen

Lyn, I totally agree on the picture of reality approach.

According to Wikipedia data may be of high quality in two alternative ways:

• Either they are fit for their intended uses
• Or they correctly represent the real-world construct to which they refer

When data quality becomes enterprise wide we have to take several different purposes in consideration – not at least in master data management.

My thesis is that there is a break even point when including more and more purposes where it will be less cumbersome to reflect the real world object rather than trying to align all known purposes.

More on this here:

http://liliendahl.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/sharing-data-is-key-to-a-single-version-of-the-truth

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