Launching Hub Designs Magazine

The Hub Designs Blog is becoming the Hub Designs Magazine!

The new address, HubDesignsMagazine.com, is up and running, and the old address, http://blog.hubdesigns.com, will continue to work as well.

The Hub Designs Blog started in July 2007 as a way to chronicle the development of the consulting firm Hub Solution Designs, and as a way to capture my thoughts on the master data management and data governance industry as it evolved.

Forty-six months and more than 290 articles later, we’ve outgrown the blog format, so it’s time for some changes – we’re going from being a blog to being an online magazine.

New look and feel

We recently changed the “look and feel” here; we’re going for a cleaner, more visually elegant look, with more of a “magazine” style. The previous look had become a little cluttered and busy over the past year or so.

Our recent “spring cleaning” included our corporate web site, the Hub Designs Newsletter, and the MDM Community, the online community of practitioners (which will be welcoming its 500th member within the next few days).

New authors

In the past, we’ve had guest authors occasionally, but we’ve recently added several new columnists to our regulars. We’re really excited about them all because of their excellent writing and their breadth of perspective:

We’ve already started running some of their pieces over the past month. By the way, some of these folks write for other journals or have their own blogs, so please let them know how much you appreciate seeing their writing here by commenting on their articles when they do appear.

Also, if you’re interested in writing for the Hub Designs Magazine, we’d love to hear from you, just contact us via the Hub Designs web site.  You can also read the Author Guidelines.

Advertisers wanted

The other change is that we will soon start accepting advertising from the MDM and data governance vendors we cover. If you’re interested in advertising, please contact us via the Hub Designs web site.

Hub Solution Designs, the consulting firm, has been vendor agnostic from its beginnings, with partnerships in place with all major MDM providers, including Oracle, IBM / Initiate, SAP, Orchestra Networks, Talend, Kalido, and Stibo Systems. By partnering with all but not formally aligning with any, we’ve remained objective.

We will follow a similar policy here at Hub Designs Magazine. We’ll maintain a strict policy of objectivity, because our integrity means everything to us. As William Shakespeare said, “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

New issues

The Hub Designs Newsletter will announce each new issue (primarily for people that don’t visit the online magazine regularly) and will summarize each month’s content in one easily digestible format. If you prefer to get the content in your e-mail inbox once a month, then the newsletter is the best way to do that.

We’ll continue to announce each new article on Twitter, as we have been for a while now. If you use Twitter.com – or other clients like TweetDeck, HootSuite, Seesmiq, etc. – look for tweets from @dan_power using the hashtags #MDM or #DataGovernance.

Our RSS feed will continue at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/hubdesigns.

Please let us know what you think!

HubDesignsMagazine.com will continue to be a great resource for practitioners looking for the latest MDM news, conference coverage, analyst briefings, research, professional positions, white papers, and best practices.

Please let us know what you think of this by commenting here, or by adding your comments on Twitter with a retweet >> New on Hub Designs Magazine: “Launching Hub Designs Magazine” at http://wp.me/p5Tdn-Dy #MDM.

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3 Comments on “Launching Hub Designs Magazine”

  1. Frank Johnson 04/28/2011 at 10:40 am #

    Hi, Dan,

    Congratulations on the magazine launch.

    Your announcement mentioning James Parnitzke is particularly fortuitous, as I wanted to point out that, in your new blog format, the authors’ names / bylines aren’t listed with their articles.

    The other day I needed to refer to Mr. Parnitzke’s excellent “roadmap” article, and though I had bookmarked it, his name wasn’t included with it.

    I just wanted to mention that as your magazine format progresses.

  2. Dan Power 04/28/2011 at 11:13 am #

    Thanks for pointing that out – I noticed it too and will be fixing that using CSS in the near future, as soon as I can figure out how to do it!

    It’s definitely not our intention not to give byline credit to authors of older articles prior to our recent look and feel change.

    Thanks for pointing that out, Frank, and thanks for reading!

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