Category for articles directly related to master data management, reference data management, or processes that allow companies to create a 'golden copy' of their data.
Master Data Needs Managing Too
Computerworld article by Heather Havenstein that says managing master data requires different technologies and processes than managing metadata, though users say the effort is just as important.
Master Data: Think Globally, Start Locally
Intelligent Enterprise article from Doug Henschen that notes that BI, transaction optimization and SOA ambitions are driving master data management. His advice is think broadly, get in incrementally and prepare for the leg work.
How to Involve the Business in MDM blog by Loraine Lawson about ways to involve the business in master data management projects. (March 25, 2011)
A Simpler Approach to Managing Master Data
IT Business Edge blog by Loraine Lawson on the realities and myths surrounding MDM. (February 24, 2011)
How to Be an MDM Process Owner
Information Management Magazine article by Dan Power providing tips on being an MDM process owner. (August 31, 2010)
How Big Deals Affect MDM Competitors, Customers
IT Business Edge article by Loraine Lawson summarizing a busy start for the year for master data management. (February 04, 2010)
Informatica Buyout of Siperian Good News for MDM Shoppers
IT Business Edge article by Loraine Lawson on why the purchase of Siperian by Informatica is good news for MDM shoppers. (January 29, 2010)
Talend Acquires Rights to the MDM Technology of Amalto Technologies
BeyeNETWORK article on the purchase of Amalto's MDM technology by Talend. (September 29, 2009)
Bernie Madoff's Client List vs. MDM: Lessons Learned article by Thomas Wailgum describing the effort involved with untangling Madoff's web of investor connections. (April 02, 2009)
Analysts Remarks About MDM Don't Inspire Confidence
IT Business Edge blog from Loraine Lawson on some of her reservations about master data management. (February 17, 2009)
Master data management market trends and expert forecasts for 2009 article from Jeff Kelly summarizing predictions for the MDM market for 2009. (January 05, 2009)
MDM is One of the Fastest-Growing Software Segments in 2008
Information Management article on the Gartner projection that worldwide master data management software revenue is on pace to total $1.3 billion in 2008. (November 18, 2008)
Are You Ready for MDM? article by Jessica Tsai reviewing the opening keynote for the 2008 MDM Summit. (October 20, 2008)
The Relationship Between Master Data Management and Data Quality
Information Management article by Dan Power on the importance of MDM projects having a data quality component. (August 19, 2008)
Ten Tips for Master Data Management Success
Enterprise Systems article by Cliff Longman exploring things companies can do to prepare for organizational MDM initiatives. (June 25, 2008)
Master data management must start with data governance article by Jeff Kelly suggesting that success in MDM rests on managing data governance and data quality, as well as people. (June 05, 2008)
How MDM Affects Integration – and Integration Vendors
IT Business Edge article on the complementary relationship between MDM vendors and EAI vendors. (June 03, 2008)
Master Data Management: Companies Struggle to Find the Truth in Massive Data Flows article by Thomas Wailgum on the struggle for companies to get to "one version of the truth" with their master data. (May 28, 2008)
Will Master Data Management and ETL Overlap?
Blog entry by Loraine Lawson on cross-pollination between MDM and ETL. (May 22, 2008)
Serving Many Masters
DestinationCRM article by James Kobielus advocating that customer data and business data must be controlled through master data management. (May 01, 2008)
Petty Power Plays Biggest Obstacle for Master Data Management
IT Business Edge article from Loraine Lawson on organizational control issues in MDM projects. (March 27, 2008)
Master data management trends and issues article by Hannah Smalltree reviewing the first TDWI MDM event. (March 11, 2008)
The Politics of Master Data Management and Data Governance
Information Management article by Dan Power on mapping the political landscape of MDM projects. (March 01, 2008)
What IT Needs to Know about Master Data Initiatives
IT Business Edge article by Loraine Lawson describing the key aspects of master data projects for IT. (February 07, 2008)
What is Master Data?
Business Intelligence Network article and podcast by Malcolm Chisholm that attempts to define the term 'master data'. (February 06, 2008)
Master Data Synchronization – Assessing Requirements
Business Intelligence Network article by David Loshin that says there are characteristics associated with maintaining the synchronization and consistency of master data that impose implementation constraints when implementing master data consolidation and integration services. (January 24, 2008)
CDI/MDM market trends and expert forecasts for 2008 2008 MDM market predictions compiled by Jeff Kelly. (January 01, 2008)
How Master Data Management Unified Financial Reporting at Nationwide Insurance article by Thomas Wailgum about how Nationwide brought siloed and scattered corporate data into focus. (December 21, 2007)
The Fourth Generation of MDM
Information Management article by Aaron Zornes that highlights the various functionalities necessary for future master data management implementations. (October 01, 2007)
Entity Resolution Systems vs. Match Merge/Merge Purge/List De-duplication Systems
Weblog entry from Jeff Jonas describing the difference between Entity Resolution Systems and Match Merge/Merge Purge systems, which is an area that is often important in master data management. (September 25, 2007)
Data is at the Heart of Enterprise-Wide BI and DW, Part 2
Information Management article from Robert Farris on the role of master data management in enterprise-wide business intelligence. (August 09, 2007)
A Phased Approach to Enterprise Master Data Management
Business Intelligence Network article by Colin White that says enterprise master data management (MDM) should always be the objective of any long-term MDM plan, and the secret to implementing this plan is a phased and tactical approach. (June 20, 2007)
Master Data Management: Truth Behind the Hype article by Thomas Wailgum suggesting that master data management may be sneaking up on SOA as the most overused IT buzzword. (May 18, 2007)
Master Data Management Meets SOA
SOA World article from John Kalogirou on the intersection of MDM and SOA. (April 29, 2007)
Mastering Master Data
BI Network article from Richard Skriletz explaining why master data is a business problem first. (April 17, 2007)
As Master Data Management Matures, Its Availability Improves article from Chris Preimesberger and Jeffrey Burt. With an average cost of $1 million, MDM deployments used to be relegated to only the largest companies in the world. But now new companies are now stepping into the market with creative products and services. (March 30, 2007)
Master Data Management is a Program
Information Management article by Scott Lee on the MDM approach taken by R.R. Donnelley. (February 14, 2007)
Third Generation CDI-MDM Solutions
DMReview article by Aaron Zornes on indicators for a 3G MDM solution. (February 01, 2007)
Customer data integration evolves to customer hubs article by Hannah Smalltree. The customer data integration market is moving toward customer hubs, according to Forrester's latest ranking of the top vendors. (January 10, 2007)
Master data management 'coming of age'
OneStopClick article on the rate of expansion in the master data management market. (January 10, 2007)
Are Your Systems Integrators Helping Your CDI Initiative?
Information Management article by Aaron Zornes on the importance of making sure your preferred systems integrator partner has appropriate project experience. (January 01, 2007)
Merging MDM Silos article by Philip Howard taking the position that the market has now recognised that a siloed approach to MDM is a no-no. (December 22, 2006)
Why Customer Data Integration (CDI) Projects Fail, Part 1
Information Management article by Anurag Wadehra on the pitfalls involving CDI projects, especially those that affect scalability. (December 21, 2006)
Master Brewer
Information Age article by Kenny MacIver on Labatt bringing consistency to its data with master data management. (December 11, 2006)
Gartner, Forrester take on Vendor Claims article by Hannah Smalltree. To combat confusion, Forrester and Gartner released frameworks for evaluating master data management technology. (December 05, 2006)
MDM Enthuses, Confuses BI, DM Pros
Enterprise Systems article by Stephen Swoyer about ongoing enthusiasm and confusion about MDM by data management professionals. (November 29, 2006)
MDM and the Question of Data Back-Integration
Business Intelligence Network article by David Loshin on issues involved with using MDM to provide a “round-trip” integration process for all of your master data objects. (November 27, 2006)
Customer Data Integration: Don't Forget the ROI
CRMBuyer article by Anurag Wadehra on ROI and CRM. (September 26, 2006)
Uniqueness, Identity, Nonidentifiability and Governance
Business Intelligence Network article by David Loshin that argues an organization’s policies must be fully integrated and deployed as part of the master data management program, not just as an add-on. (August 21, 2006)
Mastering Master Data Management
Information Management article from Lou Agosta that says master data is pervasive and fundamental to business success and that companies should address it strategically. (July 20, 2006)
Seven master data management best practices article by Hannah Smalltree. Early adopters of master data management share best practices and potential pitfalls. (July 05, 2006)
The Next Wave of Data Management
Intelligent Enterprise Magazine article by Jill Dych and Evan Levy. The search for better data management practices has led to data stewardship and data governance efforts, but confusion over roles and disconnects between IT and the business have led to gaps in cooperation. The next wave will bring customer data integration and master data management initiatives that promise to relieve business experts from the drudgery of defining and maintaining customer data, while developers will dodge the chaos of point-to-point integration. (July 01, 2006)
Master data management is key to compliance
Network World article by James Kobielus that says companies cook the books at their own peril. (June 05, 2006)
Common Master Data Management Pitfalls to Avoid
Information Management article by Jane Griffin on common master data management pitfalls to avoid. (June 01, 2006)
Defining Master Data
Business Intelligence Network article by David Loshin that argues a solid definition is required for the concept of master data. (May 22, 2006)
MDM May Change Your Life…or Not
Article in The Register by Mark Whitehorn that considers if MDM is really a breakthrough technology or just another acronym? (April 26, 2006)
Justifying and Implementing Master Data Management
Information Management article by William McKnight on justifying and implementing MDM solutions. (April 01, 2006)
Master Data versus Reference Data
Information Management article by Malcolm Chisholm attempting to draw some distinctions between master data and reference data. (April 01, 2006)
Getting Started on Master Data Management article by Mark Brunelli covering Cliff Longman's views of what you need to know before embarking on a master data management (MDM) initiative. (March 09, 2006)
Seven Reasons Customer Data Integration Projects Fail article by Hannah Smalltree on common pitfalls to avoid on customer data integration projects. (March 07, 2006)
The Search for One Truth
Intelligent Enterprise article by Susana Schwartz that says master data management is about services-based delivery of clean, consistent data, but companies have to get stakeholders to agree to terms. (March 01, 2006)
Master Data Management and Customer Data Integration - Folks Don't Get It
Business Intelligence Network article by Colin White that says MDM and C-MDM solutions must employ an enterprise-wide approach to data integration, data quality and metadata management. (February 27, 2006)
Dysfunctional Data Hubs - 2006-07 Strategic Planning Assumptions for CDI-MDM and Business Services
Information Management article by Aaron Zornes covering the CDI Institute research community's views on the CDI-MDM roadmap. (January 19, 2006)
Is MDM All Hype? article from Hannah Smalltree that says the new emphasis on master data management (MDM) technology isn't resonating with everyone. Does MDM really warrant the hype? (December 19, 2005)
Building a Business Case for MDM article from Hannah Smalltree on building the business case for MDM initiatives. (December 13, 2005)
Big Blue’s Master Data Product Push
TDWI article from Stephen Swoyer describing IBM's push into the master data field. (November 23, 2005)
IBM looks to 'master' unruly data article from Martin LaMonica describing the pieces IBM has compiled to take on the master data management market. (November 14, 2005)
Master Plan
Information Age article by Kenny MacIver that says master data management aims to address one of IT’s most troubling issues. (November 07, 2005)
Basel II Compliance Drives the Importance of Master Data Management
B-EYE Network article by Duffie Brunson on Basel II making companies realize that metadata and reference data are key components in controlling the data governance process. (October 18, 2005)
MDM and its value in CRM
DestinationCRM article by Marshall Lager that suggests studies and service offerings point to the need for better information herding. (October 06, 2005)
Master Data Management a Key Strategic Priority Say Global 2000 Users
Master data management has emerged as a key strategic priority for some of the world's largest companies. (September 25, 2005)
Mastering Master Data - no hesitation, repetition or deviation
Bloor article by Harriet Fryman on the criticality of MDM fueling considerable vendor activity. She says some vendors are still at the marketing message stage while others have tangible solutions. (September 14, 2005)
Master Data Management - It’s About Information Not Technology
ZDNet Government Weblog entry by Ramon Padilla Jr. on organizational challenges that explain why data-sharing is more than just a technology problem. (September 01, 2005)
Understanding Master Data Management and Customer Data Integration
B-EYE Network article by Colin White describing the similarities between MDM and CDI. (August 24, 2005)
Master Data: The Linkage between Business Functions and Business Processes
Information Management article by Jonathan Wu that says master data is the linkage between business functions and business processes. (August 01, 2005)
Master Data Management Market Expanding
Information Management article by David Waddington describing Ventana Research's view of the master data management market. (July 15, 2005)
The Data Strategy Advisor: Master Data Management
Information Management article by Lou Agosta that discusses an old problem that continues to challenge both users and vendors. (July 01, 2005)
Master Data Standards and Data Exchange
Information Management article from David Loshin looks at a case study involving the exchange of data using what are thought to be commonly defined data standards. (Registration required.) (July 01, 2005)
New Names, Old Tricks? CDI, MDM, EII
Information Management article by David Loshin exploring the relationship between CDI, MDM, and EII. (Registration required.) (July 01, 2005)
Customer Data Integration and M&A: Hang Over or Make Over
Information Management article by Aaron Zornes about the complexities involved in corporate mergers and acquisitions. (June 16, 2005)
Primer: Master Data Management
Baseline Magazine article by S Jae Yang providing a primer for master data management. (June 10, 2005)
Kalido's Master Data Management Approach Suits Big Companies article by John K. Waters on Shell's approach to master data management. (June 06, 2005)
The Fun Begins With Structure
Intelligent Enterprise Magazine article hy David Stodder that asks the question "Will master data management open new doors for BI?" (June 01, 2005)
Information Strategy: The Master Data Management Challenge
Information Management article by Jane Griffin on the challenges facing master data management. (May 01, 2005)
Are You Master Of Your Data, Or Its Slave?
DM Direct article by Andy Hayler on the emerging field of master data management. (March 04, 2005)
Master Data Management for Information Management
Intelligent Enterprise article by Mark Smith that suggests companies should abandon conventional wisdom and invest in their architecture. (December 15, 2004)
Master Data Management: Cross-System Assessment
Information Management article by Tim Walsh that provides an overview for a cross-system data quality assessment and master data management strategy. (January 01, 2004)
Database design: Migrating to the corporate master data management system
TechRepublic article from Greg Griffiths on the challenges and benefits of migrating to a corporate master data system. (December 17, 2003)
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