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Five Key Factors in Architecting a Master Data Solution

A great article by Prashant on the “Five Key Factors in Architecting a Master Data Solution”

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Data Governance Implementation Plans

Secrets of Successful Data Governance

Some thoughts on the Data Governance implementation process

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Business Priorities Point the Way for MDM, by Julie Hunt

A new article by our new editor, Julie Hunt, a software industry strategist and analyst

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Finding ROI

Finding ROI – Tales from the Field

A “tale from the field” on finding return on investment and building your MDM business case

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Senior Management

Wrestling with Getting Executive Buy-In

Suggestions on getting executive buy-in for MDM and data governance initiatives

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MDM’s Blind Spot: Social Networks by Peter Perera

Peter Perera from The Perera Group with a very interesting article about the convergence of Master Data Management (MDM) and social networking.

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Results

Connecting Data Governance to Business Outcomes That Matter

Here’s another great and timely article by Julie Hunt, a software industry strategist and analyst.

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SAP Data Governance

Getting Data Governance Up and Running

This is the latest article in an ongoing series on Data Governance sponsored by SAP.

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Organizing Data Governance for Success

This series on Data Governance is sponsored by SAP.

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Managing Complexity by Michael Heiss

Getting Started with Data Governance, Part 2

Third article in an ongoing series on Data Governance sponsored by SAP

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Data Governance

Getting Started with Data Governance, Part 1

Second article in an ongoing series on Data Governance sponsored by SAP

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Data Governance

Why Govern Master Data?

The most important thing about data governance is to “start from where you are”.

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Are You Taking Charge of Your Information? by Ramon Sistermans

Please help Ramon Sistermans and Pieter De Leenheer develop new insights on information governance by taking their survey that’s directed towards business and IT professionals from all layers of the organisation.

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Data Management: Reaching into the Cloud, by Julie Hunt

In a new form of “shadow IT”, Line-of-Business (LOB) groups have been turning to cloud-based services to quickly set up technology solutions that support their business needs and objectives.

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US Supreme Court

Organizing Data Governance for Success

This series on Data Governance is sponsored by SAP.

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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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MDM Is Not Only About Aligning “Business” and “IT” (Part 1)

Kimmo Kontra and Pertti Karhu write about bridging the chasm between business and IT

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Managing Complexity by Michael Heiss

Getting Started with Data Governance, Part 2

Third article in an ongoing series on Data Governance sponsored by SAP

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Data Governance

Getting Started with Data Governance, Part 1

Second article in an ongoing series on Data Governance sponsored by SAP

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Why Govern Master Data?

The most important thing about data governance is to “start from where you are”.

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Bank Systems & Technology

Gartner Projects MDM Software Revenue to Grow 14%

Bank Systems & Technology magazine had a good article by Penny Crosman today. Gartner Research is predicting 14% growth over 2009 levels for master data management (MDM) software license revenues, to $1.5 billion. Business drivers for adoption range from delivering revenue, service, agility and risk management improvement, cost reduction and integration simplification. John Radcliffe, a research […]

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Kalido Data Governance Framework

First Look at Kalido Data Governance Director

I attended an analyst briefing today with Kalido on their new product, Kalido Data Governance Director. The Kalido presenters included Bill Hewitt, President and CEO, Winston Chen, VP of Strategy and Business Development, Lovan Chetty, Senior Manager of Product Management, Mike Wheeler, Director of Data Governance Solutions and Lorita Vannah, Director of Marketing Communications. Lorita […]

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New Article in Information Management Magazine

The latest issue of Information Management magazine is out, and my column in this edition is titled “Data Governance: A Chicken and Egg Problem”. Here’s a brief introduction to the article: Data governance suffers from a bit from the “chicken or the egg” syndrome. People at your company aren’t going to understand what data governance […]

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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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Cloud Computing Growth

Moving MDM into the Cloud

This article was originally published in The Data Warehousing Institute’s FlashPoint newsletter. Whether you call it software-as-a-service or cloud computing, deploying enterprise applications via the Internet continues to gain momentum. In fact, pioneers such as Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, and NetSuite have experienced rapid growth in demand, despite global economic uncertainty. Although we’re still in […]

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Faster is Better!

In the real estate industry, they have a saying: “location, location, location!” In the technology business, and particularly in the master data management (MDM) field, it’s all about time to value. A shorter, more targeted project (vs. the “ultimate” whiz-bang project with all the technology bells and whistles) pays off better in two important ways: […]

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Guy Kawasaki as Evangelist

The Need for MDM Evangelism

For a long time now, I’ve admired Guy Kawasaki, one of the early Apple employees responsible for marketing the Macintosh computer in 1984. He’s credited with being one of the people to bring the concept of evangelism, in his case focused on creating passionate users and developers to become advocates for Apple, to the high […]

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My Take on Oracle OpenWorld 2010

I’m flying home today from Oracle OpenWorld 2010, which I enjoyed enormously, as usual. Beyond the “old home week” aspect of it – seeing old friends, who for some reason I only seem to see at the Oracle Applications Users Group COLLABORATE conference in the spring or at Oracle OpenWorld in the fall – there […]

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Org. Change and Data Governance

I read a great article recently by Steve Sarsfield on his blog “Data Governance and Data Quality Insider” about Change Management and Data Governance, and it got me thinking about the critical role that organizational change management plays in any well founded data governance program. For almost ten years, with a few years off during […]

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Speaking at Oracle OpenWorld

I’m really looking forward to speaking at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld conference. I’ve been attending OpenWorld since 2004, and my talk at it last year was a big hit.  David Butler from Oracle, who manages the MDM track at OpenWorld, said I was their “cleanup hitter” last year and that I “hit a home run […]

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Modeling the MDM Blueprint – Part 5

In this series, we’ve discussed developing the MDM blueprint by creating the Common Information (Part 2), Canonical (Part 3), and Operating (Part 4) models in our work streams. We’ve introduced the Operating Model into the mix to communicate with the business how the solution will be adopted and used to realize the expected benefits. And hopefully we’ve set […]

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Modeling the MDM Blueprint – Part 4

In Part 2 and Part 3 of this series, we discussed the Common Information and Canonical Models. Because MDM is a business project, we need to establish of a common set of models that can be referenced independently of the technical infrastructure or patterns we plan on using. Now it is time to introduce the Operating […]

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Modeling the MDM Blueprint – Part 1

Several practitioners have contributed to this complex subject (see Dan Power’s Five Essential Elements of MDM and CDI, for example) and have done a good job at describing the critical elements.  There is one more element that’s often overlooked however, and it remains a key differentiator and all too often, it’s the difference between success […]

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