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The 'Silver bullet' index

by Andrew White  |  July 28, 2015

The Economist has the Big Mac Index.  The Big Mac index is a system that uses the price of an ever day item (a Big Mac) as a means to...

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Maximize Business Value With Your Digital Information Strategy

by Andrew White  |  July 22, 2015

In my travels I am often asked for the details of our Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit key notes. The work we put into this years' Summit Keynote...

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) does NOT manage customer-facing product information - true or false?

by Andrew White  |  July 16, 2015

I just heard this from a client while on an inquiry: "I have to go to my users and now tell them that we need another 'P underscore M' solution since our...

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The Business Case for Master Data Management (MDM) and Application Data Management (ADM) are different

by Andrew White  |  July 16, 2015

It came to me, as I wrote a response to a client inquiry: the business case for master data management (MDM) is very different to the business case for application...

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A Glimpse into the Future with Global Data Excellence?

by Andrew White  |  July 15, 2015

I don't, as a rule, blog about vendor briefings.  As you can imaging there are many, many vendors that want to brief Gartner analyst.  They all want to influence us,...

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A Curious Development in Master Data Management (MDM) Land

by Andrew White  |  July 1, 2015

I was on a vendor briefing in support of an upcoming Magic Quadrant (MDM of Product Data Solutions) when a vendor said, "We are selling an MDM solution" when in...

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The Battle of the BOM - Do We Even Understand the Terms of the Fight?

by Andrew White  |  May 29, 2015

A colleague of mine (Michael Moran) shared with me an interesting blog: The Next Big Boom in PLM and ERP and the Battle Over mBOM Ownership.  Though this blog is...

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U.S. Productivity grew by more than 16% in the last quarter, up from 11% in previous (newspaper headlines, April 28, 2024)

by Andrew White  |  May 15, 2015

The newspaper article continues....”cost of living index down....standard of living up....Reduction in poverty....but income inequality appears to widen after 20 years of narrowing”. If ever you wanted a long bet,...

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Master Data Management (MDM) Magic Quadrant 2015 Research has Begun

by Andrew White  |  May 5, 2015

It's official!  As of last night we kicked off the MDM MQ season.  We are working on two magic quadrant's: MDM of Customer Data Solutions (technically "party" type data) MDM...

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Calling all Master Data Management Vendors - Magic Quadrant Season to Begin

by Andrew White  |  April 8, 2015

This is an "FYI" to all the Master Data Management (MDM) vendor's out there....we will soon be kicking off our Magic Quadrant season.  We will send out the "initial vendor...

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