Data Quality-The Accuracy Dimension

Data Quality—The Accuracy Dimension

Jack E. Olson

Understanding the concepts of accurate data is fundamental to improving the ways we collect and use data.


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Jack Olson has spent the last 36 years developing commercial software. His career includes several years at IBM, BMC Software, Peregrine Systems, and Evoke Software. His jobs included programmer, programming team leader, development manager, product architect, corporate architect, vice president of development, and chief technology officer. Most of the projects he worked on included data management systems or tools. He is considered an expert in the field of database management systems. At Evoke Software he created the concept of data profiling and has evolved concepts for building understanding of databases at the content, structure, and quality levels. He has a B.S. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

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