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2009 Year in Review

As we’re about to enter 2010, it’s a good time to reflect on what happened in 2009 and what it all means. “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…” So Dickens begins “A Tale of Two Cities”, but it’s also a good description of the past year. The first half […]

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Hidden Costs of Duplicate Customer Data

A client asked me last week about what rate of duplicate data was “normal” in customer master data. My initial answer was that, among companies that don’t have any formal master data management, data governance or data quality initiatives in place, duplication rates of 10%-30% (or more) are not uncommon. When I was at D&B, […]

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First Look at Oracle Fusion MDM Hub

“All NDAs are lifted” were the magic words uttered by Steve Miranda from Oracle at the Fusion Inner Circle Event at Oracle OpenWorld on October 15th. Just to make sure, I asked Steve explicitly during the Q&A section of the program if it was okay under the non-disclosure agreement we had all signed to write […]

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Oracle OpenWorld Presentation

I had a great time at the Oracle OpenWorld conference this year. Oracle did a great job organizing the MDM track. There were a lot of great presentations, and a good balance of speakers between Oracle people, outside consultants and experts, and end users with success stories to share. David Butler, Senior Director of MDM […]

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Siperian Momentum

At the Gartner MDM Summit conference three weeks ago in Los Angeles, I sat down with Anurag Wadehra and Ravi Shankar from Siperian. I usually go to Siperian’s user conference, which was held last week in Princeton, NJ. I couldn’t make it this time but had a great time at their Spring 2009 event. So […]

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MDM Track at the OAUG Conference

The Oracle Applications Users Group conference, COLLABORATE 10, is being held April 18-22, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. But the Master Data Management (MDM) track of COLLABORATE 10 needs YOUR help! This is your final invitation to share your MDM and Data Governance success story, knowledge and expertise by presenting at the conference. The MDM […]

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Aaron Zornes Data Governance Session at Oracle OpenWorld

I’ve always enjoyed the depth and quality of Aaron Zornes’ analysis on master data management. I’ve been attending the MDM Summit conferences that he organizes in the U.S. with SourceMedia since 2006, and I’ve spoken at quite a few of his events. Today I had the pleasure of hearing him speak on enterprise data governance. Here […]

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Oracle OpenWorld 2009

I just arrived in lovely San Francisco for the latest edition of Oracle OpenWorld. I’m particularly interested in the Master Data Management (MDM) track this year, as it looks as if the Oracle team has done a great job putting together a roster of Oracle employees, customers and partners to speak on its MDM products […]

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Two Passes to Gartner MDM Summit

Hub Designs has two additional passes to the Gartner MDM Summit conference next week in Los Angeles.  You will be responsible for all of your own travel, lodging and meals, but your conference registration would be covered. Please contact me via the “Contact Us” page on our web site.  To be fair, the first two […]

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Webinar with Initiate Systems

“Master Data Management: The Sliding Scale Between Build and Buy” Replay of the webinar with Dan Power and Marty Moseley Please join industry experts Dan Power, Founder and President, Hub Solutions, and Marty Moseley, CTO, Initiate Systems, for this webinar where we’ll outline the best practices that have evolved to support organizations in making the critical “build vs. […]

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Looking for MDM Papers for OAUG COLLABORATE 2010

As I’ve written in the past, Hub Designs is a corporate member of the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), and your trusty author, Dan Power, is the OAUG Education Committee’s track manager for Master Data Management. Believe it or not, we’ve already started planning the May 2010 conference. So we’re looking for good papers on […]

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AMB Webinar on “MDM on a Shoestring”

Regular readers of this blog are, of course, aware of the benefits of Master Data Management (MDM) as a means to enable the organization’s customer and supplier facing employees with accurate, complete, timely and consistent information.  Many companies find themselves in the predicament of having multiple versions of the truth.  Employee productivity is often reduced […]

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New Data Governance White Paper

A new white paper by Dan Power of Hub Designs is available on Siperian’s web site. The white paper underscores the importance of a proactive data governance approach, and is designed to help organizations develop a sound and sustainable data governance initiative. Data governance is a vital component of any master data management effort, since […]

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Before You Take the MDM Journey

Editor’s Note: Today’s post was written by Jeff Schaffzin. Jeff is an independent consultant with over 15 years of experience in high tech. He’s worked with a number of leading software vendors in roles such as product marketing, professional services and information technology. Specializing in data management, Jeff has spent the last three years focusing […]

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Gryphon Networks

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Editor’s note: from time to time, the Hub Designs Blog profiles companies and solutions you may not have heard of yet that are relevant to master data management (MDM). Company & location: Gryphon Networks, headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, provides “on demand contact governance” solutions. Value proposition: […]

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Interview in Data Quality Pro

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It!     Data Quality ProTM is a free, independent community resource dedicated to helping data quality professionals take their career or business to the next level. Founded and managed by data quality professionals, its mission is to create the most beneficial data quality resource that is freely available […]

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Siperian Solutions Day

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Last week, I attended Siperian’s Solutions Day event in Princeton, NJ. I’ve been to several Siperian events in the past and always found them to be well done, with interesting and educational sessions. Nancy Ellickson and the Siperian team did a great job, and about 125 […]

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Solid Strategies for Surviving a Slowdown (Part 2)

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series written by Jim Walker from Initiate Systems. You can find Part 1 here. Here are the rest of the six proven business strategies fueled by real-time, accurate and complete customer data in a master data management […]

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Solid Strategies for Surviving a Slowdown (Part 1)

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series written by Jim Walker from Initiate Systems. You can find Part 2 here. As uncertainty accelerates, some companies not only survive, they prepare themselves to thrive during the subsequent recovery. Even in the best economic conditions, […]

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Top 5 Reasons Not To Master Your Data in SAP ERP

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! We had a very successful webinar on Feb. 5th with Siperian, on the “Top 5 Reasons Not To Master Your Data in SAP ERP”. A lot of organizations use SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for their transaction processing, but struggle to manage their non-transactional (or master) […]

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MDM and Operational Business Intelligence

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Editor’s Note: Another in the series of “MDM and …” guest posts by Joan Lawson, an enterprise architect who I’ve known since 2003. For more details on Joan, please see her LinkedIn profile — Dan Power There’s been a resurgence lately of writing about Operational Business […]

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Upcoming Webinar with Siperian

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Loraine Lawson from ITBusinessEdge has a good article on our upcoming webinar sponsored by Siperian. She pointed out that Andrew White of Gartner thought the webinar raises some good questions in his recent blog article. Andrew White said “ERP might be a good place to master […]

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MDM and SOA, a Strong Partnership

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Editor’s Note: Today’s post was written by Joan Lawson, a great enterprise architect whom I’ve known since 2003. For more information on Joan, please see her LinkedIn profile — Dan Power Let’s not allow Master Data Management (MDM) to become just another silo of data!  MDM […]

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MDM Institute Survey

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Please participate in a short but important survey at http://0036f23.netsolhost.com/1q2009_mdm_update.htm.  The MDM Institute is surveying people at Global 5000 enterprises with active MDM or Data Governance initiatives — e.g., enterprise architects, VPs of infrastructure, corporate data governance managers, et al within enterprises of annual revenues greater […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Hub Designs Blog

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Although 2008 was a tough year for many people, it was a great year for this blog.  We wrote some well-received articles, and learned a lot about Master Data Management, Data Governance, blogging and social networking. We had almost 13,000 page views for the year, growing more […]

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Top Posts for 2008

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! I thought I’d recap our “Top 10 blog posts for 2008″ for anyone who might have missed some of them.  Ten Best Practices for Master Data Management — by far our most popular post (with thanks to MDMSource.com for featuring it)   Our MDM Partnership Strategy — […]

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MDM: Buzz-Worthy But Not A Back-Breaker

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! I saw an interesting post by Thomas Wailgum the other day called “MDM: Buzz-Worthy Since 2000, But Still a Back-Breaker”. While I don’t agree that “there’s ongoing uncertainty as to when to take [MDM] seriously”, he does make some good points.  The software vendors who’ve flocked […]

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MDM Jobs

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! After discussing it with a few friends involved in Master Data Management, I decided to add an “MDM Jobs Board” to this blog.  Right now, there is no comprehensive source of information on MDM and Data Governance opportunities. MDM Jobs will be that source.  This blog is getting about […]

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November Column in DM Review

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Here’s a brief excerpt from my latest “MDM Insights” column in DM Review. In the past, I‘ve outlined the five essential elements of master data management: (1) an MDM hub of some type, (2) data integration or middleware, (3) data quality capabilities, (4) external content and […]

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MDM Community

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Recently, I created an online community for everyone in the MDM community.  After attending the Fall 2008 MDM Summit in New York, and the Gartner MDM Summit in Chicago, I was looking for a way to keep that feeling of community alive.  Conferences like these are a […]

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Monthly Column in DM Review Magazine

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! At last week’s Gartner MDM Summit in Chicago, I met with Julie Langenkamp, the Editor-in-Chief of DM Review magazine. I’ve been writing a monthly column for the online edition of DM Review since May 2008. It’s been well received, and it was nice to be asked to write […]

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Day 2 of Gartner MDM Summit

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! I started out yesterday attending the MDM Excellence Award Finalist presentations. Asian Paints, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems and State Street Bank presented, and each of them told an impressive story. It was very significant that J&J and State Street are both committed Siperian MDM […]

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Day 1 of Gartner MDM Summit

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! First, I want to encourage everyone who reads this blog to join the free MDM Community at http://mdmcommunity.ning.com. I’m in Chicago attending Gartner’s second Master Data Management Summit.  I didn’t make it to last year’s event in Hollywood, Florida, but I’m attending this one to investigate exhibiting […]

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