MDM best practices
- March 25, 2020
Data leaders from prominent large organizations provide insights into data governance best practices and benefits, at Informatica's MDM 360 and Data Governance virtual conference.
- August 28, 2013
The 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools focuses on the growing demand for products that combine integration and other capabilities.
- April 08, 2013
An MDM and data consolidation effort brought previously siloed databases together to better support boating operations on France's rivers and canals.
- April 04, 2013
TechTarget reporters share their views on Gartner's recent MDM Summit and an IBM Smarter Cities confab at Boston University in a fast-paced podcast.
- March 27, 2013
A look at the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems and more data management news from around the Web.
- March 26, 2013
Data management pros need business buy-in to get funding for MDM initiatives. Modeling business capabilities can help, according to a Gartner analyst.
- February 15, 2013
Some within the IT industry see the cloud as the best place to look for up-to-date customer information.
- January 03, 2013
Mainframe-centric data models have given way to a master data management repository to support better compliance reporting at Scotiabank in Canada.
- October 12, 2012
In an interview, consultant Aaron Zornes explains why he thinks master data management processes and pools of big data were made for one another.
- July 24, 2012
Industrial supply behemoth Grainger Inc. says change management is one of the more difficult challenges associated with PIM projects.
- July 10, 2012
Talend product marketing exec and book author Steve Sarsfield offers tips on how to build a convincing business case for data management projects.
- July 03, 2012
Master data management vendors and practitioners face some difficulties in linking MDM and data governance initiatives, consultant Aaron Zornes says.
- May 11, 2012
Enterprise information management programs should be molded around clear business objectives, says a senior information architect at Bank of America.
- April 30, 2012
Life would be a lot easier for data management pros if they could specialize in individual aspects of the process of managing information. But for many, that's not happening anytime soon.
- April 25, 2012
An IT manager at Intel Corp. sums up the chip maker's approach to managing master data in four words: Standardize, consolidate, optimize and utilize.
- April 18, 2012
Gartner MDM Summit attendees got advice on how to launch, expand and reinvigorate their master data management programs for better data consistency.
- April 12, 2012
The growth of "big data," as well as social media and cloud computing, must be factored into master data management strategies, according to Gartner.
- March 30, 2012
A trip to two conferences on opposite sides of the U.S. yielded tips and advice from IT professionals and consultants on implementing effective data management processes.
- March 15, 2012
TDWI Solution Summit speakers gathered last week to exchange MDM best practices and data governance tips.
- March 09, 2012
Attendees and speakers at a TDWI event in Savannah, Ga., said that more business execs are pushing for master data management, even if they don’t realize that MDM is what they want.
- January 10, 2012
Oracle and IBM are the sole product MDM “leaders,” says Gartner, which also sees some vendors starting to focus on social media data and “big data.”
- December 28, 2011
An enterprise data architect with medical device maker SonoSite offers up details on the newest release of DataFlux’s flagship data management software platform.
- December 19, 2011
Acquisitions and product additions by the top vendors are making customer master data management software choices harder for users, Gartner says.
- November 07, 2011
The Weather Channel is turning to open source master data management tools to gain a clearer view of its data on advertising customers and products.
- July 13, 2011
Organizations increasingly are seeing opportunities to unify master data, business process and performance management efforts, according to Gartner.
- June 24, 2011
Building effective processes for managing data throughout its lifecycle can help maximize the value of information. But that’s easier said than done.
- June 22, 2011
Enterprise information management aims to optimize the use of data as a corporate asset. But setting up an EIM program presents a variety of challenges and potential missteps to watch out for.
- June 07, 2011
A successful MDM project starts with broad corporate buy-in – or does it? That wasn’t the case at Sony Pictures. Learn about its story and others from the Gartner MDM Summit.
- May 23, 2011
Find out how the IT crew at Sony Pictures launched a hugely successful product MDM initiative with almost no support from the business.
- May 17, 2011
Find out why popular data management industry phrases like 'big data' and 'single version of the truth' really irritate some experts.
- May 13, 2011
Master data governance team members should be forceful yet diplomatic, because they'll be called upon to make unpopular decisions.
- May 12, 2011
Our latest news stories include coverage of the Gartner MDM Summit, where a session got us thinking about inaccurate and irritating data management phrases. What buzzwords bug you?
- May 12, 2011
The road to enterprise master data management is paved with departmental or tactical wins, according to IT professionals. But don't lose sight of long-term MDM goals, they warned.
- May 11, 2011
Cloud computing technology and social networks will play important roles in master data management as MDM strategies progress, according to IT research firm Gartner Inc.
- May 05, 2011
Convincing business managers to share control of data is one of the biggest obstacles on the path to master data management success, according to IT pros at the Gartner MDM Summit.
- May 02, 2011
Financial institutions need to get ready for the data management ramifications of the Dodd-Frank Act, according to experts.
- April 18, 2011
Enterprise Data World attendees talk about data governance issues and the need to align data management efforts with important business processes.
- April 14, 2011
Forrester Research Inc. analyst Rob Karel explains the need for greater alignment between business process management and data management efforts.
- April 06, 2011
Renowned enterprise information management (EIM) expert David Marco explains the top 10 mistakes to avoid when implementing and maintaining an EIM program.
- March 18, 2011
Is analytical master data management just a starting point for enterprise MDM? Get consultant William McKnight’s take on the relationship between analytical and operational MDM.
- March 17, 2011
Data management expert Andy Hayler deciphers the complex relationships between analytical MDM, enterprise MDM, data governance and data warehousing.
- March 17, 2011
An analytical master data management project can be a great way to start an enterprise MDM program, but with certain conditions. Get tips for starting an analytical MDM project at your company.
- March 14, 2011
Analytical MDM initiatives can go horribly wrong, thanks to some common missteps. Get expert advice on mistakes to avoid when designing and implementing an analytical MDM project.
- March 10, 2011
Industry analysts and experienced IT pros provide tips on some of the keys to ensuring the success of an analytical master data management project.
- March 09, 2011
Analytical MDM projects can be a good jumping-off point for achieving larger-scale enterprise master data management objectives. But careful planning is crucial, experts say.
- January 20, 2011
Technology professionals will be hearing a great deal about MDM and business process alignment in 2011, according to one data management expert.
- January 11, 2011
SAP master data management technologies are getting better, but Gartner cautions there are still some things that current and potential users should keep in mind.
- November 11, 2010
IBM and Oracle offer high-quality MDM software platforms, but they still have plenty of MDM-related improvements to make, according to new Magic Quadrant reports from Gartner Inc.
- July 02, 2010
Bad product data leads to costly mistakes and missed opportunities, but there is some hope, according to experts and IT pros.
- June 03, 2010
As organizations expand MDM initiatives to include multiple data domains and more data sources, success might not come as easily as it has thus far.
- April 22, 2010
Data stewardship and data governance are key to successful master data management (MDM) projects in operational ERP environments, according to Gartner.
- April 09, 2010
Organizations should implement a unified data management approach to better support business goals, according to TDWI's Philip Russom.
- March 24, 2010
The answer to the challenges of creating an effective data management process may be to rely on the people who should know your organization's data best: business users.
- March 09, 2010
Data management pros must focus on the business, not the technical, benefits of master data management (MDM) when selling it to executives, according to consultant Jill Dyche.
- February 09, 2010
With two major acquisitions and the release of the first open source master data management (MDM) platform, MDM technology may be primed for a resurgence.
- January 28, 2010
Informatica has acquired master data management (MDM) pure-play Siperian, as the data integration vendor looks to fill out its data management stack.
- December 15, 2009
Master data managements (MDM) deployments are on the rise, according to a new survey, with data quality and data governance playing a major role.
- December 14, 2009
Embarking on a master data management (MDM) project? Get an expert's tips for the MDM requirements gathering process and ensure MDM implementation success.
- October 05, 2009
In the Gartner MDM Summit keynote, analysts fleshed out the current state of MDM adoption and told attendees that data governance could hold the key to MDM success.
- July 02, 2009
Learn how to compare and select a master data management (MDM) vendor. Hear about common MDM mistakes, how to write a streamlined vendor request for proposal (RFP) and how to evaluate customer reference letters.
- June 29, 2009
With a focus on better data quality and data stewardship capabilities, IBM, Oracle and Initiate Systems top Gartner's Magic Quadrant Report for master data management (MDM) for customer data.
- June 22, 2009
No business intelligence or master data management initiative should start without a well-designed data model to guide the project.
- June 09, 2009
Before embarking on a master data management (MDM) initiative, organizations must lay the foundation for success, including developing data governance rules and business-centric metrics to measure results.
- April 23, 2009
Find data management system implementations best practices in this podcast, including how to design an implementation plan and get advice from a project management expert on how to be successful with an implementation.
- April 03, 2009
Data integration and data quality technologies that support electronic medical records systems could play an integral role in modernizing healthcare IT in the U.S.
- January 26, 2009
Forrester Research's Rob Karel reveals his tips for starting a master data management (MDM) initiative, including how and when to start evaluating vendors.
- January 19, 2009
Deborah Henderson, DAMA Foundation vice president, talks about the soon-to-be-released Data Management Body of Knowledge Guide and how it can help guide your data management career.
- January 13, 2009
While most organizations recognize the need for improved customer data quality, less than a third have deployed data quality tools enterprise-wide.
- January 06, 2009
BJ's Wholesale Club is embarking on a five-year overhaul of its enterprise software, laying the groundwork for new BI, MDM and ERP systems. That demands careful planning.
- November 19, 2008
Data management pros should use the current economic downturn to sell master data management to skeptical managers, Gartner's MDM keynote speaker said.
- November 13, 2008
Effective customer profiling depends on a unified view of the customer characteristics collected via each one of an organization's sales channels. Master data management provides a framework for unifying that view and enabling a comprehensive ...
- November 11, 2008
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union has tapped Initiate System's master data management hub to give workers a 360-degree view of customer data.
- November 05, 2008
Listen to IBM's Steve Mills discuss Big Blue's Information On Demand initiative and why he thinks it's in a better position to help customers than rival Oracle.
- October 23, 2008
If cross-selling is being specified as a driver for master data integration, David Loshin provides key questions that need to be asked and answered before any implementation decisions are made.
- September 17, 2008
Pervasive Software bested Oracle, IBM and open source as a data integration vendor, according to respondents to a recent Bloor Research survey.
- September 04, 2008
IBM says its new data management software tools and consulting services will help customers turn information into a strategic asset.
- September 02, 2008
A successful business case for master data management relies on tying the initiative to specific, strategic business objectives, according to Forrester Research.
- August 21, 2008
David Loshin suggests instituting some straightforward controls over data correction to prevent arbitrary modifications to customer data.
- August 06, 2008
Master data management for customer data software continues to mature, making it safe and dependable enough for mainstream early adopters, according to Gartner.
- August 01, 2008
Nielsen's huge databases of ratings and marketing information mean master data management challenges, but the project promises profits from commercializing a service. (case study)
- July 25, 2008
Learn about the relationship between master data management systems and service-oriented architectures, from IBM engineer and author Dan Wolfson.
- July 08, 2008
Customer data integration and other vendors are trying to be all things to all people when it comes to master data management.
- June 19, 2008
The selection and purchase of a core master data management system should be the culmination of a series of preparatory steps that are described in this article.
- June 06, 2008
Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant report finds that the data quality management software and data integration tools markets continue to converge, as organizations stress both data accuracy and delivery.
- June 05, 2008
An effective master data management project starts with managing people and processes, including data governance. The technology is secondary.
- May 15, 2008
After a slow start, master data management is starting to make headway in the public sector, helping state and federal agencies tackle identity management.
- April 21, 2008
Find out how an integration competency center can help your company streamline data integration processes and improve data governance and quality at the same time.
- March 11, 2008
TDWI's master data management event revealed adoption trends -- and a key MDM implementation task that early adopters say can take more time and money than expected.
- January 29, 2008
Redundant customer data was costing Corporate Express time and money. Fuzzy search capabilities helped solve the problem.
- January 24, 2008
For a seemingly innocent description of data, the different types of metadata are seemingly endless.
- January 01, 2008
The customer data integration and master data management market continued to mature in 2007. Industry experts weigh in with what to expect in 2008.
- December 11, 2007
During a successful customer data integration and master data management project at R.R. Donnelley, senior architect Scott Lee helped form an international MDM user group.
- November 28, 2007
A podcast series featuring speakers from the Master data management for the Enterprise seminars offering actionable advice, MDM best practices and MDM case studies.
- November 28, 2007
Nationwide Insurance shares master data management (MDM) best practices in this case study podcast and provides an architectural diagram.
- November 15, 2007
Get the top five recent master data management headlines to stay up to date with MDM best practices, tips and news.
- October 24, 2007
Rick Sherman explains the three styles of master data management (MDM) -- operational, analytical and enterprise - and how to select a style and get started.
- October 05, 2007
Master data management (MDM) is not an easy concept to sell to business people. Attendees at industry events such as the recent Gartner MDM Summit reported that while they understand the benefits of MDM, it's often difficult to sell the concept to ...
- August 08, 2007
Gartner's recent customer data integration Magic Quadrant reveals a maturing market, both in technology and complexity.
- August 01, 2007
Get expert advice on how to build a business case for master data management and learn how to calculate the costs of bad data in a podcast with David Stodder of Ventana Research.
- July 10, 2007
Gartner's Magic Quadrant ranks 10 product information management systems vendors but names no leader. Evaluating software in this complex market is a challenging task.