Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Submission Summary: 0 pending, 3 declined, 1 accepted (4 total, 25.00% accepted)

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

+ - Poor data migration testing = public embarrassment->

Submitted by
sbjornda
sbjornda writes "The project was months overdue, so they decided to cut back on testing the migrated data. The problem is, the organization is Statistics Canada, and data is their core business. The result: Messed-up calculations for 2010 economic growth indicators for many Canadian provinces. Saskatchewan was incorrectly reported as 1.4% growth; the revised calculations show 4.4%.

This goes back to the old saying: The data belongs to the organization, not to the application. Software comes and software goes, but this data will be used by researchers for decades. Get the priority straight — it's about the data, stupid!"

Link to Original Source

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.

Working...