The Hub Designs MDM Think Tank met last week with Terry Stickler, Senior Director of Marketing at Stibo Systems
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.
The COLLABORATE 13 Call for Presentations will be open until October 12, 2012
Collibra recently briefed the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank.
IBM briefs the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank
Semarchy briefs the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank on their Convergence MDM solution
Hub Designs is looking for an exceptional Oracle TCA Business Analyst / Developer
The Hub Designs MDM Think Tank recently received a briefing from Martin Turvey, CEO of Loqate.
Peter Perera from The Perera Group with a very interesting article about the convergence of Master Data Management (MDM) and social networking.
The final deadline for the COLLABORATE 2012 conference Call for Papers is TODAY – Monday, October 17.
The deadline for the Call for Papers for the 2012 COLLABORATE conference is Friday, October 14.
Hub Designs Celebrates Fourth Anniversary – Four years ago today, Hub Solution Designs, Inc. was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Call for Papers for the 2012 COLLABORATE conference is open.
A great article on golden records and relationships
After this year’s Gartner MDM Summit conference, Hub Designs sent a small team to a new client in South Africa called Africom.
A great article on golden records and relationships
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]