A member of that community, Mohd Khairi, reached out to me recently for help in his research. He’s collecting data about MDM architectural models for his Ph.D. dissertation. He’s put together some questions in the form of a survey. He’s already gotten some responses on the The MDM Community, which was great, but I thought we’d open it up to all of our readers here, in order to give him a better sample size for his research.
Here’s a brief writeup from Mohd on what he’s trying to achieve with his survey:
In Master Data Management (MDM), centralized and federated architectural models play a major role in managing master data. The centralized model allows an organization to organize and manage master data in a single, centralized repository. Alternatively, a federated model doesn’t keep the master data in one database, instead it allows users to query the master data from multiple sources using the MDM tool. Project leaders and company stakeholders have to choose the right model for their organizations. This study examines the centralized and federated models and provides decision makers with insights into determining the proper model for their organization.
Please help our colleague with his study by answering the survey questions using this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MDM_Survey_Update.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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