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The UK's Productivity Puzzle (and how IT can help)

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2015

After blogging only the other day about the importance of productivity over employment to the U.S. economy (see Economic Minute #7: The Growth that Doesn't Satisfy), I noted with some...

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Gartner's Enterprise Information and MDM Summit 2015 - UK and US - Ready to Go!

by Andrew White  |  March 6, 2015

I head over to the UK on Saturday to prepare for our 2015 Enterprise Information and MDM summit series.  It's a 2-event season, next week in UK and April 1-2...

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Enterprise Information and Master Data Management (MDM) Summit Q&A

by Andrew White  |  February 7, 2015

We have in hand a number of questions from attendees from last year’s summit that were handed in at the closing keynote.  We have also received questions from those inquiring...

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The incurable problem with data fitness

by Andrew White  |  January 27, 2015

I was reading an end-users strategy document for their upcoming Master Data Management (MDM) program.  As part of the strategy there is a significant technology decision – to go for...

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OpenText gets closer to full EIM with Actuate Buy – but is there still more to do?

by Andrew White  |  December 5, 2014

Headline today: Actuate Signs Agreement to be Acquired by OpenText.  OpenText calls itself an Enterprise Information Management vendor.  It says, on its website, that: "Enterprise Information Management strategies are the evolution...

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Why does the MDM (aka master data) hub have to capture the state of data?

by Andrew White  |  October 24, 2014

I was enjoying an invigorating inquiry with and end-user client yesterday.  The question on the table was this: why does the MDM hub, the place where the single source of...

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Hot Topics from the Field – 3 Days on the Road and this is what is moving and shaking in Information Management

by Andrew White  |  September 12, 2014

I just spent the good fortune of spending a couple days in Western Canada.  I met with numerous end-users spanning several industries included public sector (several different departments), mining, retail,...

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Making Sense of the Information in your Data Lake – adding structure

by Andrew White  |  September 11, 2014

I was talking to a client the other day and this was their question: “How can we do “MDM light” in/on our data lake since we don’t have the time...

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Magic Quadrant Analyst Adventures #3: Vendor Strategies in Briefing Gartner

by Andrew White  |  August 11, 2014

As my colleagues (Bill O’Kane and Saul Judah) traveled through Magic Quadrant season (as we do, every year) we often share and collect stories.  Some relate to vendors, some relate...

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Magic Quadrant Analyst Adventures #2: Unearthing the Golden Nugget – MDM saves Lives

by Andrew White  |  August 8, 2014

As my colleagues (Bill O’Kane and Saul Judah) traveled through Magic Quadrant season (as we do, every year) we often share and collect stories.  Some relate to vendors, some relate...

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