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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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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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The Three Rings of Information Governance

by Andrew White  |  June 11, 2013

I had a packed call of customer phone calls today.  It was, as usual, exhilarating.  It happens every time – when you cram in a lot of customer interactions into...

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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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13 minutes a week – what your data steward should be doing

by Andrew White  |  July 5, 2012

I came up with this idea a few weeks ago.  As usual, I was doing call after call on one of those busy days when it became clear to me...

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IBM Data Governance Unified Process

by Andrew White  |  October 29, 2010

I had a pleasurable experience while at IBM’s IOD conference last week.  Whenever I see a book store at a vendor conference, I generally take time to browse through what’s...

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MDM without an Architect - Go or No Go?

by Andrew White  |  March 26, 2010

This week I had an inquiry with a very nervous end user organization.  They had been busily reading our research, and due to the breadth and depth of the content,...

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MDM and Product Lifecycle Management explained – finally!

by Andrew White  |  August 7, 2009

One particular topic has plagued a lot of users for several years – what is the overlap, or intersection, between MDM, Product Data Management (PDM), and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). ...

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More on ERP and MDM – apples and oranges?

by Andrew White  |  January 28, 2009

I received a newsletter from Hub Solution Design, an MDM services vendors, and in that newsletter was an invitation for a webinar hosted by Siperian, an MDM vendors, and Hub...

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