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IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management

IBM briefs the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank

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Hub Designs Blog’s Top 10 for 2010

Inspired by Crysta Anderson from Initiate, who put together IBM’s Mastering Data Management blog Top 10 Posts of 2010, I decided to put together a similar “Top Ten Posts of 2010” for the Hub Designs Blog. In our holiday greetings article, Thank You To Our Readers, we covered some of the top articles from the […]

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Building MDM-Powered Solutions with Initiate Composer

Earlier this week, I saw a demo of Initiate’s new Composer product, and was impressed. Composer, announced in March and scheduled for release in June, will be available to all existing Initiate customers. Initiate Composer is a framework for building MDM-powered solutions on top of the company’s MDM hub, which is called Initiate Master Data […]

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And Then There Were Five

The landscape of the MDM hub vendors has shifted quite a bit in the last month. Siperian has been acquired by Informatica, and Initiate Systems has been acquired by IBM. What does this mean for the average Fortune 1000 company buying MDM technology? Not as much as you might think. On the mega-vendor side, they’ve […]

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Long Live MDM

Editor’s Note: Today’s post was written by Jeff Schaffzin. Jeff is an independent consultant with over 15 years of experience in high tech. He’s worked with a number of leading software vendors in roles such as product marketing, professional services and information technology. Specializing in data management, Jeff has spent the last three years focusing […]

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Initiate Systems Acquired By IBM

Today, IBM announced that it is acquiring Initiate Systems. This was widely rumored last week, but the announcement of Informatica’s acquisition of Siperian took my mind off this temporarily. On the face of it, it makes all the sense in the world. IBM knows a good product when it sees it, and Initiate has been […]

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2009 Year in Review

As we’re about to enter 2010, it’s a good time to reflect on what happened in 2009 and what it all means. “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…” So Dickens begins “A Tale of Two Cities”, but it’s also a good description of the past year. The first half […]

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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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Good News from Initiate Systems

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Initiate Systems sent out a press release yesterday, highlighting their performance in Q3 of 2008: achieved profitability positive cash flow year-over-year revenue growth of more than 50 percent Also, Initiate signed up 10 new accounts in Q3, and now has a total of 177 customers.  It’s […]

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Trip Report on Fall 2008 MDM Summit

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! The Fall 2008 MDM Summit conference ended a couple of days ago.  Here’s a quick trip report summarizing it.  I’ve attended the last six MDM Summit events in the U.S. and have spoken at five of them.  I always enjoy them, because of the great job that […]

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Building Integration using SOA

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! Many companies are still deploying Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), with proprietary adapters and integration servers.  However, for a Master Data Management (MDM) solution, we recommend a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach for integration between the hub and source systems using web services. A typical web server provides […]

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Perspectives on the MDM Market

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! In this article, we’ll give some perspective on the current state of the Master Data Management (MDM) market. Well-meaning skeptics have raised doubts about whether MDM initiatives have long-term viability, sufficient ROI or in fact, are just another system. This skepticism is, of course, understandable. Every […]

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Interview at MDM Summit on DMRadio

digg this | del.icio.us | Reddit | Stumble It! I was interviewed recently at the Spring 2008 MDM Summit in San Francisco. DMRadio (which broadcasts weekly on DMReview.com) did a broadcast from the exhibit floor, featuring: Marty Moseley from Initiate Systems Christopher Dwight from Oracle Dan Power from Hub Solution Designs Justin Magruder from Freddie […]

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