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Data quality remains a daunting challenge as poor data quality is sadly still the norm in many companies and organisations. This webinar explores why data quality is so hard to get right and outlines an effective approach to identifying, prioritising and tackling data quality problems. The approach also applies some of the artefacts of systems thinking to help demonstrate the multi-dimensionality of data quality and the need for holistic solutions.
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