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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)
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)
Data Quality In Context ATA-QUALITY (DQ) PROBLEMS ARE INCREASINGLY EVIdent , particularly in organizational databases. Indeed, 50% to 80% of computerized criminal records in the U.S. were found to be inaccurate , incomplete, or ambiguous. The social and economic impact of poor-quality data costs billions of dollars. [5-7, 10]. Organizational databases,(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)
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)
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)
Six polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), one hexabromobiphenyl [polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)], and one hexachlorobiphenyl [polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)] were measured in 40 human serum pools collected in the southeastern United States during 1985 through 2002 and in Seattle, Washington, for 1999 through 2002. The concentrations of most of the PBDEs,(More)