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of an organization. A leading computer industry information service firm indicated that it " expects most business process reengineering initiatives to fail through lack of attention to data quality. " An industry executive report noted that more than 60% of surveyed firms (500 medium-size corporations with annual sales of more than $20 million) had(More)
  • Donald Ballou, Richard Wang, Harold Pazer, Giri Kumar, Tayi
  • 1999
M any of the concepts and procedures of product quality control can be applied to the problem of producing better quality information outputs. From this perspective, information outputs can be viewed as information products, and many information systems can be modeled as information manufacturing systems. The use of information products is becoming(More)
Information quality (IQ) is critical in organizations. Yet, despite a decade of active research and practice, the field lacks comprehensive methodologies for its assessment and improvement. Here, we develop such a methodology, which we call AIM quality (AIMQ) to form a basis for IQ assessment and benchmarking. The methodology is illustrated through its(More)
Information quality (IQ) is an inexact science in terms of assessment and benchmarks. Although various aspects of quality and information have been investigated [1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12], there is still a critical need for a methodology that assesses how well organizations develop information products and deliver information services to consumers. Benchmarks(More)
BACKGROUND Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are widely used flame retardant compounds that are persistent and bioaccumulative and therefore have become ubiquitous environment contaminants. Animal studies suggest that prenatal PBDE exposure may result in adverse neurodevelopmental effects. OBJECTIVE In a longitudinal cohort initiated after 11(More)
The field of information quality (IQ) has experienced significant advances during its relatively brief history. Today, researchers and practitioners alike have moved beyond establishing information quality as an important field to resolving IQ problems—prob-lems ranging from IQ definition, measurement, analysis, and improvement to tools, methods, and(More)