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New Data and Analytics Research: End to End Approach to Product Data and Data Migration

by Andrew White  |  October 11, 2017

Michael Moran and Simon Walker just published Digital Commerce Requires an End-to-End Approach to Product Data. Digital commerce is on the increase, but product data is not keeping pace with its...

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New Research: Use Product Content to Improve Customer Engagement and Increase Conversion

by Andrew White  |  February 3, 2016

My colleague, Jennifer Polk, just published this note: Use Product Content to Improve Customer Engagement and Increase Conversion. Customers turn to the "digital shelf" for comprehensive and compelling content to...

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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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Informatica MDM Day May 12 2014

by Andrew White  |  May 12, 2014

I had the good fortune to attend Informatica's MDM Day.  During my attendance at the MDM day (preceding Informatica World starting tomorrow) I was surrounded with 500 or so fellow MDM'ers...

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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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Oracle acquires Silver Creek Systems – “it’s about time”

by Andrew White  |  January 5, 2010

Oracle announced it acquired Silver Creek Systems, a small, independent, product data quality vendor.  Many organizations that buy, make, convert, or sell products (both virtual and physical) have uniquely complex...

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Product Master Data and Product Recalls - US Standards Body (GS1 US): Rapid Recall Exchange – one step forward, two back

by Andrew White  |  September 23, 2009

On September 21 2009, GS1 US announced (along with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufactures Association (GMA) a new offering called, Rapid Recall Exchange.  This service, offered to...

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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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The Importance of “applied data quality” to MDM

by Andrew White  |  April 24, 2009

It is not often that I talk about vendors here – you know the trouble that can cause (!) but I had to mention that this week Oracle announced an...

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What value MDM to business-to-business (B2B)?

by Andrew White  |  January 27, 2009

Yesterday I had the good fortune of attending the sales kick-off meeting for Inovis, a B2B vendor.  I was invited in order to get an update on the vendor and...

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