MDM at Informatica

by Angela Guess Andy Hayler of Smart Data Collective writes, “I recently spent a couple of days with the management of Informatica at the Rosewood Hotel in Palo Alto. The company sees a lot of potential in the notionally rather mature area of data integration, with hand-coding still the norm in many companies, especially in […]

Dell Brings MDM to Midmarket Companies with Boomi

by Angela Guess Steve Wexler of IT Trends & Analysis reports, “Dell wants to simplify data management, data integration and assurance of data quality – at a fraction of the traditional big-vendor cost – with the Boomi Master Data Management (MDM) offering. Targeted primarily at mid-sized companies, the 100% cloud-based offering with multi-domain support, near […]

Actifio Raises $50M for Big Data, MDM

by Angela Guess Barb Darrow of GigaOM reports, “Actifio, which says it helps companies simplify and streamline operations by consolidating multiple copies of content that proliferate across applications, now has $50 million in Series D funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) to push that vision. That brings its total venture backing to more than $105 […]

Data Governance for Better MDM

by Angela Guess Kelle O’Neal of B-eye-Network recently discussed the practical aspects of setting up a Data Governance program that will lead to Master Data Management success. She writes, “During the requirements gathering phase of a master data management (MDM) implementation, the data governance organization (DGO) is involved in defining the scope of requirements for […]

Beating out the Competition with Master Data

by Angela Guess Ravi Shankar, VP of Product Marketing at Informatica recently wrote an article for Forbes on why retailers need to focus on mastering customer data. He writes, “Retailers today are looking for ways to offset increasing competition, pricing pressure and operating costs. As always, the focus is on the customer. According to the 2012 […]

Rethinking Master Data Management

by Angela Guess Michele Goetz of Forrester has written an article discussing current thinking surrounding Master Data and how that thinking needs to be rebooted. She writes, “A common theme I hear from clients is that master data is about the linked data elements for a single record. No duplication or variation exists to drive […]

The Figure 8: Essentials of Master Data Management, part 3

By Christine Denney Welcome to the third installment of the “Figure 8” series!   In last month’s post, we reviewed essentials 2-4 and discussed guidance for conducting the current state assessment and inventory.  With essentials 5-7, we move past the analysis (understanding the “what”) and into building the architecture (the “how”). You might be wondering why self stick notes […]

Two Sides of Social MDM

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge reports, “Social MDM is raising concerns among privacy groups and some analysts, and to be honest, I completely relate to their concerns. Then I received a briefing on an actual social MDM product, and learned that there’s actually two faces to social MDM: one clever and […]

Solving Big Data Problems

by Angela Guess Clive Longbottom of Computing recently pointed out that Big Data can lead to big insights, but it can also lead to big problems and misunderstandings. He explains, “If an organisation is sitting on top of 10 databases, each of which is 100TB in size, it has a big data issue, right? Not […]

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