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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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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How Does Technology Enable Effective MDM? – Business Intelligence Article

Part 3 of a six-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt No Room for “Tech for Tech’s Sake” Many organizations have routinely made technology purchases based solely on the predilections of IT groups. This approach to technology decisions has often proven to be a limited path in terms of providing the technology infrastructure imperative for business needs in today’s world, one that has become faster and more complex for many organizations. More organizations are now…

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MDM for Business Value: New Approaches – Business Intelligence Article

Part 2 of a six-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt Master data management is entering an ‘evolutionary’ era where MDM implementations better mirror how businesses use data for numerous purposes, and where people, practices and processes come to the forefront as essential elements. MDM functioned as yet another solution space that was harmed by disproportionate attention to its underlying technologies. But MDM has always been far more about business objectives and needs, as well…

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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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Master Data Management Rebooted (Part 1) – Business Intelligence Article

Part 1 of a multi-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt The ‘New Age’ of Master Data Management It’s about time that master data management (MDM) enjoyed a ‘new age’. The creation and use of master data for business purposes has always been a good idea. The goal has been to make sense of all data that touches the organization: clean it up, add context, enrich it, and put it to work strategically as…

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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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Albert Essiam, PhD | Hub Designs Magazine – Business Intelligence Article

Looking for a data scientist?  My friend, Albert Essiam, is a seasoned Research and Data Analyst with more than 20 years of experience enabling organizations to make profitable and effective decisions by providing detailed data analysis and interpretation. He has combined his educational background in engineering, probability, statistics, and risk assessment with skills in hands-on project management, consulting, and modeling & forecasting to promote enterprise- wide success. He’s skilled at pricing strategy development, strategic planning, and cost control. He has exceptional problem solving skills, with clear communication…

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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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The MDM Community is moving to LinkedIn Groups! – Business Intelligence Article

To the readers of Hub Designs Magazine, First, thank you for reading! We’ve been covering data governance and master data management since 2007, and have published over 460 articles in the last 9 years. It’s been a lot of fun. We were an early adopter of social media. Hub Designs has 200 followers on Facebook, 725 followers on Twitter and 1,970 followers on LinkedIn. My personal Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts have over 10,000 followers. Other things we do from a research and publishing perspective…

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