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One Year Anniversary of This Blog

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! We’ve been writing this blog for a year now, with a total of 83 posts so far. It’s been a very positive experience.  We’ve had clients tell us “the reason we hired your firm was because of your blog”. And we’ve gotten lots of great feedback […]

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July Column in DM Review

digg this | del.icio.us | 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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Building the Business Case (Part 4) – Gaining Alignment

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! In the previous installments of this series, we covered three key drivers for building your business case: Risk Management, Cost Reduction, and Revenue Growth. Now, we’ll review the importance of and the process for gaining organizational alignment with your strategy. When you’re building support for your […]

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Keys to a Successful MDM Program

Master Data Management (MDM) initiatives often seem to begin with the CIO and consequently, the implementation takes on a strong technology focus. But in today’s article, we want to suggest an approach that’s more likely to succeed in the long run – tying the MDM project to solving an important business problem, and then getting […]

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MDM Summit Trip Report

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Last week’s MDM Summit conference was great, as usual.  Attendance may have been down slightly due to the well-publicized economic situation.  But there were still a lot of “end user companies” in attendance, either speaking or attending to learn more about this fast-growing field. One theme […]

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Building the Business Case (Part 3) – Revenue Growth

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Business Growth is really the heart of your business case. If you can identify how an Information Management strategy will enable your company’s growth, then your chances of success go way up! This topic may be a little more difficult to document, but most executives will […]

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