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MDM and Data Governance – the Value of Planning

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Building a “Single Version of the Truth” can be more expensive than you expect, and documenting and measuring its ROI requires careful thought. Good planning is more necessary than ever in an uncertain economic climate. The result of inadequate planning can be misdirected spending, chewing up […]

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Multi-Domain and Federated MDM Hubs: Two Key Considerations

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! As the early adopters of Master Data Management are starting to move beyond their single data domain implementations and branching out to other domains, we’re seeing the timely arrival of MDM hubs capable of handling data from multiple domains.  So, what are multi-domain and federated hubs?  […]

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Metadata and Master Data Management

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Metadata management is often overlooked, misunderstood or assumed to be taken care of automatically as part of an MDM initiative. While it’s true that databases can generate metadata reports based on a logical data model, there’s a lot more than that to metadata management in an […]

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Is There Such a Thing as a “Quick MDM Strategy”?

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Well, the short answer is – “it depends”! Putting aside the conventional answer for the moment, I’d say that a critical first step in achieving a pragmatic MDM strategy is that your company must agree and commit to developing a 3-5 year MDM strategy. This is […]

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The Key Requirement in Choosing a Product MDM Hub

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Customer Data Integration (CDI) was declared “done” by industry analyst Aaron Zornes at the recent CDI-MDM Summit conference in New York. Most leading edge companies implementing CDI have the technology, business processes, and data governance in place. So for some MDM practitioners at least, the focus […]

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Data Governance – the Big Theme from the Fall 2007 CDI-MDM Summit

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! What an exciting week we had!  First, the Siperian users’ conference on Tuesday, followed by the CDI-MDM Summit in New York on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  The biggest theme reiterated by the majority of speakers throughout  the week for a successful MDM implementation was stated early on […]

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