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According to Brian Kessler, economist at Moody’s Analytics, a three- to four-week government shutdown could cost the United States economy upwards of $55 billion. While this is by no means chump change, it is a fraction of what dirty data costs the economy each year. Our previous post on this subject cited research by Hollis Tibbets, the global director of marketing for Dell and well-respected thought leader in the software world, who estimated that dirty data costs the U.S. economy $3 Trillion per year. Yes, that’s trillion, with a t.

To show how the cost of our dirty data problem compares to the cost of a government shutdown, here is a side-by-side comparison of the two expenses.


Which problem do you think is more important?

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RingLead offers a complete end-to-end suite of products to clean, protect and enhance company and contact information, leading to improved organizational efficiency, reliable business intelligence, and maximized ROI on CRM and marketing automation investments.Since 2003 RingLead has helped solve the dirty data problems of large enterprises, Fortune 500 companies and small businesses across the globe.