Product information management software
- December 18, 2012
This new Magic Quadrant for product MDM tools reveals increased complexity in a market dominated by major players.
- 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 03, 2012
Master data management vendors and practitioners face some difficulties in linking MDM and data governance initiatives, consultant Aaron Zornes says.
- 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 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.
- 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 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
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 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 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 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- September 04, 2008
IBM says its new data management software tools and consulting services will help customers turn information into a strategic asset.
- 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 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 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.
- 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.
- April 18, 2008
Informatica agrees to buy Nokia subsidiary Identity Systems for $85 million.
- 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.
- February 07, 2008
Real-time data integration techniques, like change data capture and data federation, are changing the way companies make important decisions -- but at what price?
- 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 ...
- 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.
- March 21, 2007
Forrester expects master data management spending to increase dramatically by 2010, but recommends three steps to take before investing in master data management software.