Survey: Flawed Data Leads to Bad Decisions, Information Workers Say

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The widespread use of faulty business data is a dirty little secret in today's business world, leading to bad business decisions, lost productivity, and increased on-the-job stress. This crisis of confidence in business information is going largely unnoticed by businesses, but can they afford to ignore it?

A recent survey of workers in the United States, Britain, France and Germany conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of San Jose, CA- Business Objects, a provider of business intelligence solutions, found that up to 75 percent of information workers admitted to making business decisions that later turned out to be wrong because of incorrect, incomplete or contradictory business data or information.

Additionally, only about 10 percent of information workers said they always have all the information they need to confidently make business decisions. To view an executive summary of the survey results, please visit www.businessobjects.com/dataqualitysurvey .

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