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Data Resource Integration: Understanding and Resolving a Disparate Data Resource by Michael H. Brackett

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Chapter 6 DATA INVENTORY PROCESS

How to go about inventorying disparate data.

Organizations seldom have a complete inventory of all data at their disposal. A data inventory process resolves that problem by providing a complete inventory of existing data maintained by the organization and at the organization’s disposal. It also sets the stage for understanding the existing data so they can be cross-referenced to a common data architecture and a preferred data architecture can be designated.

Chapter 4, on Data Variability, described the different types of variability that could be encountered in a disparate data resource. Chapter 5, on Data Inventory Concept, described what needs to be done during the data inventory and the constructs for documenting ...

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