I was doing some research recently on the search terms that bring people to the Hub Designs Blog. So I took a few minutes and found that for the most frequently used 40 search terms over the past year that I looked at, the Hub Designs Blog was in the Top 10 search results on Google for every single one, with an average position of Google’s search results page of third. That, to me, is amazing. Read more
I wrote a guest article a few days ago for Infoglide Software’s Identity Resolution Daily blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
In an earlier article, Governing Unstructured Data, I discussed some of the challenges in managing and securing unstructured data in a large enterprise. Given that unstructured data accounts for more than 80% of all business data, this is a big issue.
In my own company, we use Microsoft Groove as a collaborative document repository and content management system. Groove has its quirks, but it works for us, and its military-grade security features and robust document encryption help guard against “lost laptop” syndrome.
Click on “Managing Unstructured Data” to read the whole article.
In November ’07, Microsoft released a “technology preview” of its Master Data Management (MDM) solution (codenamed “Bulldog”) to selected customers and partners for testing and evaluation.
A couple of Microsoft people (Kirk Haselden, Group Program Manager for MDM and Roger Wolter, now with Microsoft’s internal MDM project) are blogging at
My opinion is that Microsoft’s entering the market is a validation of MDM and probably does signal the transition from “early adopters” to “mainstream”. I continue to be interested in learning more about the Microsoft solution, and how it will impact small & medium-sized businesses, as well as larger enterprises.
I came across this blog posting from 08/18/08 by Nick MacKechnie at Microsoft.
It briefly discusses Master Data Management at Microsoft – the “Microsoft Individual and Organization” (MIO) project.
This is a massive MDM project that Microsoft is doing for its own internal use. I’m familiar with it from my time at D&B.
There’s a Microsoft TechNet webcast (by Matt Stitz, with whom I worked closely prior to his move from Oracle to Microsoft), and an 8-page technical case study. There’s a corresponding PowerPoint, which I wasn’t able to download for some reason.
In addition to the Microsoft technology used on the project, MIO is based, in part, on Initiate Systems’ Identity Hub.
Microsoft estimates it will help it realize over $200 million in increased revenue and cost savings. Interesting reading!
I wrote an article appearing today on the Identity Resolution Daily blog.
Here’s a quick excerpt:
In a recent post, I wrote about the importance of data integration to Master Data Management (MDM). Today, I’d like to dig into the importance of identity resolution. The question of identity resolution, or matching, is critical to a successful MDM initiative. There’s a good article by Roger Wolter and Kirk Haselden of Microsoft which says “the matching accuracy of MDM tools is one of the most important purchase criteria.”
Click on “The Importance of Identity Resolution to MDM” to continue reading.
And please let me know what you think by commenting here …
It was interesting reading. Seems Microsoft didn’t bury the Stratature technology after all, but is using it as the foundation for its entry into the MDM market. The new product based on Stratature is codenamed “Bulldog”, and will aim at meeting these requirements:
- leverage existing technology investments
- integrates with customers’ software assets
- is easy to install and maintain
- provides a low total cost of ownership
Well, that’s a pretty tall order! A “technology preview” version will be released in Feb. 2008, with general availability planned to coincide with the next release of Office.
Please let us know what you think of Microsoft’s MDM Roadmap by commenting on this post.