Just spotted an interesting article: “MDM: Don’t Give Up“. In the checklist for MDM that is posted, item 1 happens to reinforce one of the two key points I concluded at the end my blog, (A Tale of Two MDM Initiatives): “Do you have [before you go to far with MDM] an information management strategy?”
Interesting also- the writer (Greg Todd) focuses on analytics at Accenture. Analytics, technologies to help guide and improve effective decision making (thus improving business performance), are as much dependent on data quality in general, and increasingly recognized by users, master data.
While perusing this article, I came up with another: Simplifying IT with Master Data Management and SOA. Fascinating article, which seems to read nicely inline (mostly) with your view of SOA and MDM. The hype around MDM remains very high, and it seems the connection between MDM and SOA continues to increase also. This is key – for MDM as it is for SOA, though business users are still, for the most part, not this far along or even aware…. We all have much more work to do.