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Latest White Paper with Information Builders: “Five Things to Focus On for Faster MDM Results”

The latest Hub Designs white paper, sponsored by Information Builders

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Data Governance: The Key to Data Management (Part 4), by Tom Marine

The final installment (Part 4) in the outstanding series by Tom Marine on data governance

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Data Governance: The Key to Data Management (Part 3), by Tom Marine

Part 3 in the powerful series by Tom Marine on how to set up a data governance initiative

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Data Governance: The Key to Data Management (Part 2), by Tom Marine

Part 2 in our popular four-part series by Tom Marine on how to set up a data governance initiative

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Data Governance: The Key to Data Management (Part 1), by Tom Marine

Part 1 of a four-part series on how to set up a data governance initiative

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Creating a Strategic Roadmap: the End-to-End Process

Fourth in a series of guest posts for Stibo Systems’ datafusion blog by Dan Power

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Information Governance is a Team Sport

a guest post for Stibo Systems’ datafusion blog by Dan Power and Wayne Eckerson

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Shifting Towards Multidomain MDM

a new article by Dan Power of Hub Designs and Mikael Lyngso, CEO of Stibo Systems

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The Perils of Skipping the Business Case in MDM

another guest post for Stibo Systems’ datafusion blog by Dan Power

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Presenting Your Data Management Framework, by Dmitry Kovalchuk

How to present MDM and data management to senior management

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Who Needs Product MDM?

A Free E-Book by Tom Marine of B2X Partners

A free e-book is available from our contributor, Tom Marine

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Top 10 Reasons to Use Product MDM, by Tom Marine

More great insights on Product Master Data Management from our new contributor, Tom Marine

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The Easiest ROI for Product MDM, by Tom Marine

Some insights on achieving return on investment from Product MDM by a new contributor, Tom Marine

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IBI White Paper and Webinar

New White Paper and Webinar: 8 Worst Practices in MDM

Information Builders sponsoring a new white paper and webinar with Hub Designs

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Hub Designs & Stibo Systems Offers Exclusive Discount Code to Upcoming Gartner MDM Summit

Save $300 Registering For Gartner MDM Summit

Hub Designs and Stibo Systems are pleased to offer a $300 discount on the upcoming Gartner MDM Summit

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MDM Multi-Domain Planning And Challenges, by Mark Allen

Our latest article is by Mark Allen, the co-author of a Master Data Management in Practice – Achieving True Customer MDM.

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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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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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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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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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Speaking at SAP Virtual Trade Show

Hub Designs is an associate member of SAP’s alliance program, and on September 23rd, Dan Power from Hub Designs will be speaking at an SAP virtual trade show being put on by SearchSAP.com and TechTarget. This free virtual seminar is focused on best practices for maximizing SAP performance. The day long virtual event features expert presentations, […]

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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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Recent eLearning Curve Webinar

Hub Designs recently hosted a 30 minute webinar on “Best Practices in MDM and Data Governance with Dan Power”, in concert with our friends at eLearning Curve and Information Management magazine. To download the replay of the webinar (with audio), please go to http://bit.ly/hub-designs-webinar.  To download just the slides, please go to http://bit.ly/mdm-best-practices and click […]

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Hidden Costs of Duplicate Customer Data

A client asked me last week about what rate of duplicate data was “normal” in customer master data. My initial answer was that, among companies that don’t have any formal master data management, data governance or data quality initiatives in place, duplication rates of 10%-30% (or more) are not uncommon. When I was at D&B, […]

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Webinar with Initiate Systems

“Master Data Management: The Sliding Scale Between Build and Buy” Replay of the webinar with Dan Power and Marty Moseley Please join industry experts Dan Power, Founder and President, Hub Solutions, and Marty Moseley, CTO, Initiate Systems, for this webinar where we’ll outline the best practices that have evolved to support organizations in making the critical “build vs. […]

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Solid Strategies for Surviving a Slowdown (Part 2)

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series written by Jim Walker from Initiate Systems. You can find Part 1 here. Here are the rest of the six proven business strategies fueled by real-time, accurate and complete customer data in a master data management […]

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Solid Strategies for Surviving a Slowdown (Part 1)

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series written by Jim Walker from Initiate Systems. You can find Part 2 here. As uncertainty accelerates, some companies not only survive, they prepare themselves to thrive during the subsequent recovery. Even in the best economic conditions, […]

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2009 Predictions

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! In November, I attended Gartner’s second MDM Summit conference in Chicago. One of the topics people were talking about at that conference was how well the Master Data Management market would fare in an economic downturn.   Certainly, companies that were just “testing the waters” on […]

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Top Posts for 2008

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! I thought I’d recap our “Top 10 blog posts for 2008” for anyone who might have missed some of them.  Ten Best Practices for Master Data Management — by far our most popular post (with thanks to MDMSource.com for featuring it)   Our MDM Partnership Strategy — […]

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Day 1 of Gartner MDM Summit

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! First, I want to encourage everyone who reads this blog to join the free MDM Community at http://mdmcommunity.ning.com. I’m in Chicago attending Gartner’s second Master Data Management Summit.  I didn’t make it to last year’s event in Hollywood, Florida, but I’m attending this one to investigate exhibiting […]

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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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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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