"In response to that blog, I had a number of people contacting me to ask what was the difference between critical data and master data, so I decided that it would make a good topic for this blog," writes Nicola Askham in Information Management.
"As it is common for the two to get confused, let's look at each in turn:
My 'go to' reference point for all definitions to do with data is the dictionary published by DAMA International (the Data Management Association). However, I was disappointed to find that there is no definition of critical data in there. Luckily with the help of Google, I managed to find the following definition: 'data that is critical to success in a specific business area.'..."