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Dodd-Frank

All Things Data: Ensuring Regulatory and Client Preparedness

Hub Designs is co-presenting a webinar on “All Things Data: Ensuring Regulatory and Client Preparedness”, with Olmstead Associates and the Enterprise Data Management Council, on Tue., June 5, 2012 at 11:00 am Eastern (8:00 am Pacific).

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Gartner MDM Summit

Hub Designs Sponsoring Gartner MDM Summit for 4th Year

Hub Designs is sponsoring the Gartner MDM Summit for the fourth year in a row.

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Seven Steps to Data Quality, by Kuppusamy Bhaskar

A great article on data quality by our friend Kuppusamy Bhaskar

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Financial Services Industry

Olmstead Associates and Hub Designs Partner to Provide Information Management Services to the Financial Industry

Olmstead Associates and Hub Designs partner to provide information management services to the financial industry

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Oracle Customer Hub

Looking for Oracle TCA Business Analyst / Developer

Hub Designs is looking for an exceptional Oracle TCA Business Analyst / Developer

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Announcing Our New Editor

A New Editor for Hub Designs Magazine

Announcing Julie Hunt as the new Editor of Hub Designs Magazine

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Boston Skyline

Hub Designs Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

Hub Designs Celebrates Fourth Anniversary – Four years ago today, Hub Solution Designs, Inc. was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Customer Loyalty

Oracle Customer MDM Webinar on August 17th

Once again, Hub Designs is joining with Oracle in a data quality and MDM webinar, this time on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11:00 am Pacific (2:00 pm Eastern).

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Supply Chain

Oracle Product MDM Webinar on August 11th

Hub Designs is pleased to be joining with Oracle in a new webinar on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 9:30 am Pacific (12:30 pm Eastern).

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Gartner MDM Summit 2012

Recapping the 2011 Gartner MDM Summit

This is the fourth article in an ongoing series sponsored by SAP.

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Elephant at Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

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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Information Management

Hub Designs Clients Named To “25 Top Information Managers”

Each year beginning in 2010, Information Management magazine recognizes the best information managers and “people to watch”.

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Gartner MDM Summit 2011

Gartner MDM Summit 2011 Off to a Strong Start

The Gartner MDM Summit 2011 is in its second day. It’s off to a great start, with over 500 attendees. 

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Launching Hub Designs Magazine

Out with the Hub Designs Blog, in with the Hub Designs Magazine!

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Gartner MDM Summit 2011

Hub Designs Sponsoring Gartner MDM Summit for 3rd Year

Hub Designs is exhibiting at the Gartner MDM Summit 2011

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Think Tank

Announcing the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank

Announcing the formation of the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank, to conduct analyst briefings with MDM vendors in a group format

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A New Look for the Hub Designs Blog

Time for a new look on the Hub Designs Blog

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It’s Good To Be On The First Page of Google

Some research on the search terms that bring people to the Hub Designs Blog

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The MDM Track at OAUG COLLABORATE 11

Please register for COLLABORATE 11 if you haven’t already. This conference is always one of the best each year that I attend, and in addition to seeing so many people that it feels like a class reunion, I always manage to learn so much that I feel like I attended a five-day long graduate school.

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“Data Governance In The Cloud” Seminar, March 24th in Atlanta

“Data Governance In The Cloud” Seminar, March 24, 2011, 7:30-11:30AM at the JW Marriott Buckhead, 3300 Lenox Road, Atlanta, GA 30326. Master Data Management (MDM) is key to driving revenue and achieving greater productivity with Salesforce.com. A clear data strategy and processes for collecting, aggregating, consolidating, and distributing data throughout an organization impacts your bottom line.

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Writing for the Hub Designs Blog

Now that 2010 is over, we can share some readership statistics with you. Through Dec. 31, 2010, our total views since inception (in July 2007) were 101,078 (including RSS traffic). We were excited to see that overall readership was up 14% in 2010 vs. 2009 (and 2009 was up 96% vs. 2008). This offers some great opportunities for exposure for guest authors.

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Hub Designs Blog’s Top 10 for 2010

Inspired by Crysta Anderson from Initiate, who put together IBM’s Mastering Data Management blog Top 10 Posts of 2010, I decided to put together a similar “Top Ten Posts of 2010” for the Hub Designs Blog. In our holiday greetings article, Thank You To Our Readers, we covered some of the top articles from the […]

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Thank You To Our Readers

Well, another year has nearly passed, and I’d like to say “thank you” to everyone who has read and supported this blog over the past three and a half years. Only one thing has made this blog possible: you. Whether you came here to learn about master data management (MDM) and data governance, or to […]

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Kalido Connect

Kalido Virtual User Conference

Hub Designs is pleased to be a sponsor of Kalido’s virtual user conference, Kalido Connect 2010, which is being held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Kalido is expecting more than 500 attendees, and will debut its new product, Kalido Data Governance Director, at the conference. Also, Hub Designs is participating in an analyst briefing on […]

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Gratitude

With Gratitude

It’s become a bit of a tradition at Hub Designs and on this blog to reflect on what I’m grateful for on Thanksgiving Day (see our 2007 and 2009 entries). This year, I’ve got to start with my wife Mary. No entrepreneur has ever had a wife more supportive and understanding than she has been […]

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Informatica MDM Tweet Jam

This is a transcript (lightly edited for brevity) of today’s Informatica MDM Tweet Jam. We hope you enjoyed the actual Tweet Jam and this transcript. If there were questions you didn’t get a chance to ask, please feel free to ask them via our web site’s Contact Us page. Dan Power: Informatica MDM Tweet Jam like […]

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MDM Community – Join the Informatica MDM Tweet Jam on Nov. 11, Noon-1pm Eastern!

You are cordially invited to join the Informatica MDM “Tweet Jam” on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, from noon – 1pm Eastern (9-10 am Pacific, 10-11 am Mountain, and 11-noon Central). What’s that? You don’t know what a Tweet Jam is?  I’m glad you asked (because until recently, I didn’t know either). “Musicians ‘jam’ by getting […]

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Enterprise Data Governance

Hub Designs Becomes Member of MDM Alliance Group

Recently, Hub Designs became a member of the MDM Alliance Group (MAG). MAG is a not-for-profit community, founded by Pierre Bonnet, of users, software vendors, consultants and systems integrators who jointly invest their time and intellectual property in the development of a common best practice and procedure approach for the successful and sustainable implementation of Master Data […]

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Holistic Approach

Master Data Management Best Practice #10 – Use a Balanced, Holistic Approach

This may be the most important best practice of all: use a balanced, holistic approach – addressing people, process, technology and information. Start with the people, politics and culture, and then move on to the data governance and stewardship processes, then the technology. The recent Gartner “Magic Quadrant for MDM of Customer Data” by John […]

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Complexity

Master Data Management Best Practice #9 – Don’t Underestimate the Complexity

One of my favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein, who said “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” This is very true in master data management (MDM) – where you’ll inevitably come under pressure to oversimplify. It’s not uncommon to have 20-30 source systems (or more) that have to be integrated […]

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Exploding Computer

Master Data Management Best Practice #8 – Resist the Urge to Customize

Breaking news: As I was writing the article below on MDM Best Practice #8, I realized I should discuss the acquisition of Data Foundations, Inc. by Software AG. I was surprised by how long it took for the announcement to come out, because I first heard about this transaction in June. It seems to be […]

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Data Governance

Master Data Management Best Practice #7 – Create a Data Governance Organization and Processes

If there’s no dedicated data governance function, then no one lives & dies with the accuracy, completeness, timeliness and consistency of the critical information that drives the business. There’s not much point in doing master data management if you’re not going to govern the data. I remember attending an MDM Summit conference a few years […]

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Master Data Management Best Practice #6 – A Long Term Program, Not a Short Term Project

Today, we’re going to resume our series on Master Data Management Best Practices. Here are the earlier articles in the series: Start with the Need, Pain or Problem (Not “The Solution”) Active, Involved Executive Sponsorship Emphasize the Organizational Change Management Aspects The Business Has To Own MDM and Data Governance Use Your Best Project Managers […]

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