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The Resilience of Master Data Management

Final article of a six part series on the "New Age of Master Data Management"                                 For years there have been industry professionals and analysts who seemingly find pleasure in declaring some type of technology as "dead". This compulsion has been a constant in the software industry. Master data management...

MDM – Speaking the “Language” of Business

  Part 5 of a six part series on the "New Age of Master Data Management"   Data management continues to take on an ever-growing range of activities as the role of data has evolved and expanded for many organizations. Business agility and real-time insight are inherent requirements for many organizations. To meet such requirements organizations need...

Business People are Drivers of the New Age of MDM

  Part 4 of a six part series on the "New Age of Master Data Management"                                   Master data management and data governance have always been about business. However, there has been a history of MDM implementations putting too much emphasis on technology, and less time into over-arching business aspects....

How Does Technology Enable Effective MDM?

  Part 3 of a six part series on the "New Age of Master Data Management"   No Room for "Tech for Tech's Sake" Many organizations have routinely made technology purchases based solely on the predilections of IT groups. This approach to technology decisions has often proven to be a limited path in terms of providing the technology infrastructure...

MDM for Business Value: New Approaches

  Part 2 of a six-part series on the "New Age of Master Data Management"   Master data management is entering an 'evolutionary' era where MDM implementations better mirror how businesses use data for numerous purposes, and where people, practices and processes come to the forefront as essential elements. MDM functioned as yet another solution space...

Master Data Management Rebooted

  Part 1 of a multi-part series on the "New Age of Master Data Management"   The 'New Age' of Master Data Management It's about time that master data management (MDM) enjoyed a 'new age'. The creation and use of master data for business purposes has always been a good idea. The goal has been to make sense of all data that touches the organization:...

Cloud Integration: One Platform, Diverse Users

  Final article of a six-part series on the essential interwoven nature of Business and Modern Data Integration   When we're talking about diverse categories of users for data management software solutions such as data and application integration, it's essential to understand the perspective of each group of users and their needs and abilities,...

Modern Master Data Management – Responsive to Business Needs

  Part 5 of a multi-part series on the essential interwoven nature of Business and Modern Data Integration   As a ubiquitous partner for Modern Data Integration, Master Data Management continues to amplify its focus on transforming data into the crucial game-changing business asset that it should be. MDM has been evolving from older approaches that...

Data for Everyone? Self-service Data Integration

Part 4 of a multi-part series on the essential interwoven nature of Business and Modern Data Integration                                                         The notion of self-service data integration has been around for a while, somewhat hand-in-hand with self-service BI – both primarily coming from the perspective of power business users...

The Much-Needed Business Facet for Modern Data Integration

  Part 3 of a multi-part series on the essential interwoven nature of Business and Modern Data Integration   Data integration has always faced complex technical issues. Obviously the technically savvy will always be needed for many aspects of data integration, and require solutions that can handle complex problems. But this approach isn't enough...

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