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Half of Chief Data Officers Have No Data Inventory: FIMA, ASG, Wipro Study

A survey from ASG, Wipro, and the U.S. Financial Information Management conference (FIMA) also reported that many (45%) of CDOs are more focused on compliance than business improvement. In their defense, many are struggling with inadequate technology: just one third had a data lineage tracking system and only half had a data inventory.

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Google Invests $550 Million in Chinese E-Commerce Merchant JD.com

June 19, 2018

Just in case you had doubts that Google is serious about competing with Amazon in retail, consider this: Google just invested $550 million in Chinese e-commerce merchant JD.com. Google doesn’t do much business in China so this is about expanding in other markets and listing JD.com as a seller in Google Shopping. Google also announced several enhancements last week that help retailers display their inventory on-line and drive traffic to local stores. See this from The Street for more thoughts on the JD.com deal.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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