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Category: 'master-data-management' Blog Posts

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How Master Data Management Demand May Change in 2016

by Andrew White  |  November 26, 2015

I was reading my US copy of today's Wall Street Journal and one of the front page articles caught me eye: Falling Corporate Profits Blur U.S. Growth Outlook.  My economic...

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The Realities of Multidomain MDM

by Andrew White  |  September 29, 2015

I spoke with a client that has a problem.  It's a good problem to have: it has some significance since it is not an isolated case, and the decision for...

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Book Review: Multi-Domain Master Data Management, Allen/Cervo, 2015

by Andrew White  |  August 31, 2015

Book Review: Multi-Domain Master Data Management, Mark Allen and Dalton Cervo, Morgan Kaufmann, 2015. Of course I had to get this book, given I have been following MDM since it...

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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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