A key factor in successfully winning the data-quality battle is the creation of a strong data-quality knowledge-management system. Today we hope to answer the question: What are the most important characteristics of such a system?
Ultimately, every company stands or falls by its people. In the case of data-quality this is doubly true. The crucial factor that determines the success or failure of data-quality improvement is the data-quality manager.
Both data quality and metadata management are a hard-sell to business users. Both concepts sound abstract and far from the reality of business. Despite that they can make more sense combined than each remaining separate.