The cost of poor information is HUGE; over 50% of the Data warehouse projects fail due to poor information. There is no way any agency will provide quality information without producing quality database schemas. Very few agencies pay any attention to the quality of the schema and as a result, (a) development and maintenance costs skyrocket, (b) applications are delivered very late, (c) performance is not ideal and (d) information produced has very poor quality. How can we share information among agencies? We must first fully debug the database schema before we can think of distributing and sharing any kind of information. For information on how to ensure the quality of information I strongly suggest to visit dbesoftware.com and look at Database Examiner.
Idea No. 159