Briggs (2007) explained that as organizations have learned to quickly amass volumes of data to support decision making, ensuring that the data is reliable has become increasingly challenging. Briggs’ study focused on how the Humberside Police force in the U.K. had addressed the challenges. The vision of Humberside was to not only improve its data warehousing system to produce better intelligence, but to standardize the data that is extracted from a number of disparate internal and external databases toward the goal of being able to share vital police information among more than 43 jurisdictions throughout the U.K.
Briggs, L. (2007). BI case study: Cleaner data allows better policing. Business Intelligence Journal 12(2), pp. 48-50.