Well, another year has nearly passed, and I’d like to say “thank you” to everyone who has read and supported this blog over the past three and a half years.
Only one thing has made this blog possible: you. Whether you came here to learn about master data management (MDM) and data governance, or to follow the development of the consulting firm Hub Solution Designs, your support is what has kept us writing, with 265 articles to date.
We’ve had some great guest authors over the years, whose work you can see on the Top Series page. They’ve helped to bring great insights and ideas to the blog; I hope you take the time to check out their work.
Our MDM Best Practice series was very popular this October, with the series as a whole receiving more than 2,100 page views in the past two months. The shorter article on Ten Best Practices for Master Data Management, which led to the ten part series, has received 5,100 views so far.
A couple of the articles we’ve written about Oracle have proven popular as well: Oracle’s MDM Strategy and Roadmap, and the First Look at Oracle Fusion MDM Hub. Jim Parnitzke’s series on Modeling the Blueprint for MDM proved so popular, we re-ran it this summer, as did Rob DuMoulin’s series on Data Profiling for All The Right Reasons.
Our article on the Hidden Costs of Duplicate Customer Data has received 1,175 total views over the past year, and How Master Data Management is Similar to ERP has been averaging 200-300 views per year for more than three years now. MDM and Enterprise Architecture (also by Joan Lawson) is a good reminder of the central role that MDM plays in the practice of Enterprise Architecture.
I hope you enjoy reading the blog as much as I enjoy writing for you. And I hope your holiday season is filled with family, love and happiness, and that you have a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!