Where is that data?

Where is that data?

This is what data management nirvana looks like:

When the question starts with "Where is the data that tells us...

  • ...how many members we have?
  • ...who is on that committee?
  • ...what are the attendance numbers for our upcoming event?
  • ...what Wes's email address is?

The answer is always the same: "It's in the database."

Not "It's on Joanne's desktop" or "Larry has that in a spreadsheet" or "It's on a shared drive." But "It's in the database."

That's what data management nirvana looks like.

How close are you?

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