Cripes. It’s been a month since I last posted here. Time flies when you are helping your boss figure out how to divide your work up before you leave the company in 3 weeks. I’ve also been very busy with my work in the International Association for Information and Data QualityÂ – lots of interesting things happening there, including the Blog Carnival for Data Quality which I’ll be hosting come Monday!
One of the things I do in the IAIDQ is moderate and manage the IQTrainwrecks.com website. It is a resource site for people which captures real worldÂ stories of how poor quality information impacts on people, companies, and even economies.
Earlier this week I posted a case that was flagged to me by the nice people over at Tuppenceworth.ieÂ concerning double-charging on customer accounts arising from a software bug. Details of that story can be found on IQTrainwrecks and on Tuppenceworth. I’d advise you to read either of those posts as they provide theÂ context necessary for what follows here.
Imagine how hard I laughed this morning when I read the Dilbert cartoon below…
I’ve actually written to the bank in question with some questions to clarify the scale of this particular IQ Trainwreck. I’ll post a further update on IQTrainwrecks.com when I hear from them.