• June 09, 2009 09 Jun'09

    MDM building blocks from Gartner: governance, metrics key to success

    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.

  • June 09, 2009 09 Jun'09

    Data warehouse architecture: Beyond hub-and-spoke

    Hear a hub-and-spoke definition and learn about challenges surrounding hub-and-spoke architecture. Know all the issues and details before implementing a hub-and-spoke design and hear how data governance plays a role in the hub-and-spoke model.

  • May 20, 2009 20 May'09

    Should you stick with SAP Business Information Warehouse?

    SAP Business Information Warehouse has some drawbacks, according to Forrester, but customers should consider a number of factors before migrating to a new enterprise data warehouse platform.

  • May 05, 2009 05 May'09

    IBM acquires data discovery vendor Exeros

    IBM has acquired data discovery specialist Exeros, whose software helps customers discover hidden relationships between databases and applications.

  • April 23, 2009 23 Apr'09

    Best practices for data management system implementations

    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 13, 2009 13 Apr'09

    Open source data integration tools good choice for 'standard' ETL jobs

    Open source data integration tools and software could be the best choice for companies looking to keep costs low in standard extract, transform and load (ETL) scenarios.

  • April 03, 2009 03 Apr'09

    EMR systems bring need for data integration, data quality into focus

    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.

  • March 30, 2009 30 Mar'09

    Data federation technology complements fragmented data warehouses

    Data federation software, which integrates data straight from the source, can help fill the gaps left by fragmented departmental data warehouses.

  • March 26, 2009 26 Mar'09

    Management by spreadsheet

    Inmon shares the best way to understand the value provided by a data warehouse.

  • March 12, 2009 12 Mar'09

    Speaking out about information architecture

    Should the people who speak negatively about information architecture and the evolving nature of information systems be taken seriously?

  • March 12, 2009 12 Mar'09

    Data integration costs hurting companies with poor negotiation skills

    Companies could save upwards of $100,000 each if they learn to be savvier negotiators when it comes to data integration licenses, according to Gartner Inc.

  • March 04, 2009 04 Mar'09

    Normalization is Impractical for Master Data

    Master data tables seem to be particularly sensitive to the limits of normalization, and Malcolm Chisholm believes that a reflexive attachment to normalization can be counterproductive.

  • February 25, 2009 25 Feb'09

    Data quality management roadmap

    Jeff Pettit explains how to reap the benefits of highly productive data for years to come.

  • February 18, 2009 18 Feb'09

    Analyzing and Governing Web Content

    Web-based content is a powerful source of information for business intelligence analytical processing, but organizations need to carefully select the types of content and technologies used, and need to have a pragmatic approach to governing this ...

  • February 17, 2009 17 Feb'09

    Data Cleansing

    The hard reality is that always problematic and often costly data anomalies do exist. Will Dwinnell explains why it is helpful to have a tool to automatically ferret out a substantial fraction of those anomalies.