Data Governance

The Resilience of Master Data Management – Business Intelligence Article

Final article in a six-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt For years, there have been industry professionals and analysts who seemingly find pleasure in declaring some type of technology “dead”. This compulsion has been a constant in the software industry. Master data management (MDM) is no exception. Some have been convinced that MDM was DOA practically from the day it emerged as a distinct form of data management and data governance. Making such…

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What Happened in 2017 and Where Is 2018 Going – Business Intelligence Article

Every year, the nice folks at BIBlogg.no reach out to various experts to get their opinions on the greatest trends in analytics. You can get the full list of answers here, but here are my answers to their questions. What was, in your opinion, the most important thing that happened in analytics in 2017? The biggest change was a massive wave of publicity about the power of data, with many algorithmic breakthroughs. Computers are now better at transcribing speech, reading lips, and…

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MDM – Speaking the “Language” of Business – Business Intelligence Article

Part 5 of a six-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt Data management continues to take on an ever-growing range of activities as the role of data has evolved and expanded for many organizations. Business agility and real-time insight are inherent requirements for many organizations. To meet such requirements, organizations need right-time data on a continuous basis, where master data management initiatives are integral to processing business-ready data. MDM software solutions are evolving as well,…

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Business People are Drivers of the New Age of MDM – Business Intelligence Article

Part 4 of a six-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt Master data management and data governance have always been about business. However, there has been a history of MDM implementations putting too much emphasis on technology, and less time into over-arching business aspects. For successful outcomes and continuous improvement, the ongoing participation of various business roles is an essential element of MDM strategies and activities. It takes ‘everybody’ to ensure optimal data management processes…

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The Next Chapter | Hub Designs Magazine – Business Intelligence Article

Turning the page I started Hub Designs in July 2007, as a consulting firm focused on developing strategy and delivering solutions, and on research and thought leadership for master data management (MDM) and data governance. It’s been a lot of fun – and a lot of hard work too, of course. Hub Designs survived the global financial crisis of 2008, and plenty of other ups and downs along the way. But it took a toll – on me, and on my…

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Latest White Paper with Information Builders: “Five Things to Focus On for Faster MDM Results” – Business Intelligence Article

The latest Hub Designs white paper, sponsored by Information Builders Hub Designs’ latest white paper on master data management (MDM) was published recently by Information Builders. The paper is titled Five Things to Focus On for Faster MDM Results, and it talks about the importance of getting the “soft stuff” right and improving the alignment between business and IT. It also covers how to achieve a business-oriented, balanced, holistic approach that addresses: People / corporate culture (through organization design and change management)…

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28msec: Taxonomy-Driven Data Management for Complex Regulatory Reporting – Business Intelligence Article

The Hub Designs MDM Think Tank had a first-time introduction to 28msec when we met with Eric Kish, who served several years as its CEO. 28msec provides solutions that particularly target complex data management use cases, as well as data governance and data analytics. It was founded in 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland and is now headquartered in Menlo Park, California. In 2013, the company came out of “stealth mode” to openly market its data solutions. 28msec grew out of a…

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