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Collaborate with your Competitors to Govern Your Master Data?

by Andrew White  |  July 3, 2018

Could you collaborate with your competitors - and partners - to create and govern your master data?  Sure, why not? I saw an interesting article in today's US print edition...

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Before Implementing ERP Systems, Implement Application Data Management!

by Andrew White  |  October 13, 2017

I saw this headline in today's Techtarget email: Before implementing ERP systems, identify their many components.  I simply had to read it.  It's a good article.  It nicely captures a...

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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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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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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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Why MDM might be the last good thing you do with data

by Andrew White  |  March 20, 2014

Alternative title for this blog: It's all a question of Hubs - and how many.... MDM is many things.  For me, one of the more interesting things that is described...

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Day in the Life of an Analyst at our Business Intelligence/Information Mgt Summit, Sydney, Australia – Day 2

by Andrew White  |  February 25, 2014

Well what a week so far.  Loved it.  Very busy but the kind of thing that makes you think. Day 2 started just like day 1.  Woke at 3am -...

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Continuing Emergence of Common Thread in Client Inquiries: 3 Rings of Information Governance

by Andrew White  |  December 6, 2013

Here are a couple of very specific end user situations that came my way in the last couple of weeks: We have a best of breed application landscape.  We plan...

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Master Data and Managing its “state”over time and environments

by Andrew White  |  May 23, 2013

An end-user posed a question recently as follows: How does one manage the integrity of master data changes across different environments - e.g. development, testing and production?   This user has...

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Round-Up: Master Data Management (MDM) 2012, and looking forward to 2013

by Andrew White  |  January 11, 2013

2012 was yet another busy and important year for Master Data Management.  I thought I would gather together a few thoughts and offer them up as a sort of “annual...

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