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How to be a Better Client When Implementing Oracle Product Hub, by Taylor Putney

A well-focused article by contributor Taylor Putney on what companies implementing Oracle Product Hub should approach the readiness, project initiation and implementation phases

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How To Build A Roadmap – Define End State

James Parnitzke on defining your future state

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Current State

How To Build A Roadmap – Define Current State

James Parnitzke on defining your current state

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Africom’s PROTEA Program

After this year’s Gartner MDM Summit conference, Hub Designs sent a small team to a new client in South Africa called Africom.

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Kalido Data Governance Maturity Survey Results

This morning, Kalido, a Hub Designs partner, released an initial analysis based on the almost 100 responses it received to its Data Governance Maturity Assessment Survey. The results were not surprising, but I found them very interesting nonetheless. Keep in mind that this was a self-selecting group; that is, people who were interested enough in […]

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Organizational Readiness for MDM

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes a great guest post by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence.  Rob wrote a popular 5-part series called Data Profiling for All the Right Reasons, and his first article was Calendar […]

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Our MDM Strategy Offerings

Recently, I put together an overview of Hub Designs’ MDM strategy offerings for a potential client. Here’s a recap. Education Based on our popular “Best Practices in MDM and Data Governance” speaking engagements, presented at Oracle OpenWorld and the Oracle Applications Users Group COLLABORATE conference. Our workshops get business & IT professionals up to speed […]

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Philosophy of MDM

My philosophy of MDM is simple: all things being equal, enter and manage master data in its own repository or hub, and pay the same attention to the organization and business processes for creating, distributing, updating and retiring master data that you do for other types of data within the enterprise. You’d be amazed how […]

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MDM Institute Survey

digg this | | Reddit | Stumble It! Please participate in a short but important survey at  The MDM Institute is surveying people at Global 5000 enterprises with active MDM or Data Governance initiatives — e.g., enterprise architects, VPs of infrastructure, corporate data governance managers, et al within enterprises of annual revenues greater […]

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November Column in DM Review

digg this | | Reddit | Stumble It! Here’s a brief excerpt from my latest “MDM Insights” column in DM Review. In the past, I‘ve outlined the five essential elements of master data management: (1) an MDM hub of some type, (2) data integration or middleware, (3) data quality capabilities, (4) external content and […]

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Announcing an Intensive, Two-Day On-Site Seminar

digg this | | Reddit | Stumble It! Attaining High Quality, Integrated Information High quality, integrated master data is all that matters in your business/IT landscape. Sure, people, processes and technology are important. After all, they get the brunt of everyone’s attention. But in the end, superior business intelligence, smooth transactions and harmonious customer […]

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July Column in DM Review

digg this | | Reddit | Stumble It! Here’s a quick excerpt from my latest “MDM Insights” column in DM Review. It’s a long journey from the first efforts of “customer cleanup” to a full-fledged data governance program. But that’s where many companies start. They gradually accept that there are issues with their customer […]

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MDM and Data Governance – the Value of Planning

digg this | | 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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Metadata and Master Data Management

digg this | | 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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Our MDM Partnership Strategy

digg this | | Reddit | Stumble It! At Hub Solution Designs, our MDM partnership strategy is pretty straightforward. We are a management & technology consulting firm focused exclusively on Master Data Management and Data Governance.  Our strategy is to partner with all of the leading MDM vendors, because there is no “one-size fits all” […]

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MDM Educational Workshops and MDM Readiness Assessment

digg this | | Reddit | Stumble It! Today, we published two one-page documents on our Educational Workshops and Readiness Assessment service offerings on our web site. Please let us know what you think of them …

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

digg this | | 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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