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Yogi Berra

Things That Make You Go Hmmm (Part 1)

One of my favorite philosophers is Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra. If you have not yet studied his quotes, I strongly suggest you look them up. His declaration “I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question” can be interpreted similar to the quote “the more you know, the more […]

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Why I Enjoy MDM So Much

I was reading a very good article on a blog called Presentation Zen called The Importance of Starting from Why. The article describes a TED talk by a leadership expert and author named Simon Sinek.  In his talk, which I encourage you to watch yourself, he talks about the importance of understanding the “Why” of […]

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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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Role of MDM and Data Governance in SOA

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! As SOA (service oriented architecture) initiatives gain popularity, let’s look at how MDM (master data management) and data governance can dovetail with a SOA strategy. SOA, although technically a type of IT architecture, is more of an integrated approach to building high-level services that are inherently […]

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Gathering of the MDM Tribe

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! We’re really looking forward to the MDM Summit conference in San Francisco, which runs from Sunday, March 30th through Tuesday, April 1st. This is a very exciting space. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the mega-vendors like Oracle, IBM and SAP get more and more […]

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Building the Business Case (Part 2) – Cost Reduction

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! When it comes to building the case for an Information Management strategy, cost reductions alone may generate enough benefits to justify your business case, or they could further enhance your economic arguments. Here are some examples of where you may uncover potential cost reductions: 1) IT […]

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Building the Business Case (Part 1) – Risk Management

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! When you’re building the business case for an Information Management strategy such as MDM, CDI, Data Governance, or Data Quality, start by articulating the business problems or opportunities. By building a compelling case and getting executive sponsorship, you’ll have a stronger chance of gaining organizational priority, […]

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