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Stibo Systems – New Release, New Branding

The Hub Designs MDM Think Tank met last week with Terry Stickler, Senior Director of Marketing at Stibo Systems

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Connecting Social Media and MDM, by Prashanta Chandramohan

Very interesting article by Prashanta Chandramohan on Social MDM

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Hub Designs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

September 14th 2012 is Hub Designs’ fifth anniversary. Our core mission – bringing the highest quality consulting on master data management and data governance to our clients – hasn’t changed.

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OAUG COLLABORATE 2013

MDM Track’s Call for Papers at COLLABORATE 2013

The COLLABORATE 13 Call for Presentations will be open until October 12, 2012

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Collibra for Data Governance, by William McKnight

Collibra recently briefed the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank.

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IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management

IBM briefs the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank

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Semarchy

Semarchy Convergence for MDM

Semarchy briefs the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank on their Convergence MDM solution

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Looking for Oracle TCA Business Analyst / Developer

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

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Loqate: Accuracy and Intelligence from Address Data

The Hub Designs MDM Think Tank recently received a briefing from Martin Turvey, CEO of Loqate.

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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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Final Deadline for the MDM Track at COLLABORATE 2012

The final deadline for the COLLABORATE 2012 conference Call for Papers is TODAY – Monday, October 17.

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The MDM Track at COLLABORATE 2012

The deadline for the Call for Papers for the 2012 COLLABORATE conference is Friday, October 14.

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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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Call for Papers for MDM Track at COLLABORATE 2012

The Call for Papers for the 2012 COLLABORATE conference is open.

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Platinum and Gold

Golden Relations and Platinum Relations, by Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen

A great article on golden records and relationships

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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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Platinum and Gold

Golden Relations and Platinum Relations, by Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen

A great article on golden records and relationships

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Senior Level MDM Position at Microsoft

Being listed for Steve Minor at Microsoft

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Informatica Progress

Misti Lusher and Ravi Shankar from Informatica were kind enough to do an analyst briefing for Hub Designs recently, to bring us up to date on what’s been happening with Informatica in the past few months. The combination of Siperian with Informatica has exceeded their expectations so far, with MDM revenue running significantly ahead of […]

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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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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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Kalido Data Governance Maturity Survey Results

This morning, Kalido, a Hub Designs partner, released an initial analysis based on the almost 100 responses it received to its Data Governance Maturity Assessment Survey. The results were not surprising, but I found them very interesting nonetheless. Keep in mind that this was a self-selecting group; that is, people who were interested enough in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Master Data Management Best Practice #5 – Use Your Best Project Managers and People

This one may sound obvious, but as you staff your MDM and data governance initiatives, make sure you use your best project managers and people. Make sure you can’t be derailed by opponents pointing to avoidable project management or organizational issues. You cannot afford to have this type of project fail, so focus on controlling […]

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Master Data Management Best Practice #4 – The Business Has To Own MDM and Data Governance

As tempting as it is to start and finish with the technology, it doesn’t work. One model that I’ve seen work very well is for the business to lead the data governance initiative, with senior management being involved through a Data Governance Council (which makes policy for enterprise data), with Global Process Owners handling day […]

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