Many companies are adopting a Bring Your Own Device policy in the workplace. This allows employees to use their smartphones, tablets and wearable devices in the office on the company network for work-related productivity. Though this keeps employees happy and helps decrease company technology costs, all this connectivity leads to new mobile management concerns.[read more]
Informatica sees a lot of potential in the notionally rather mature area of data integration, with hand-coding still the norm in many companies, especially in less developed markets. Informatica’s MDM offering is based on two acquisitions, Siperian and now Heiler.[read more]
Heiler and its customers recognize the need to provide better access to product information inside the enterprise and out to the broader business network of customers, partners, suppliers and manufacturers.[read more]
In today's volatile business world, it is important to focus MDM on what matters most for the goals of the business to ensure reliable, unified and timely data for key systems and processes. Such data must conform to how information is used by the business.[read more]
Enterprises are awash with data from customers, suppliers, employees and their operational systems. Most enterprises have data warehousing (DW) or business intelligence (BI) programs, which sometimes have been operating for many years. The DW/BI programs frequently do not provide the consistent information needed by the business because...[read more]
"Organisations are spending very large amounts of money on their Master Management programmes and they want to ensure their investment is sound. However, in most large organisations, managing master data is a very complex problem that technology alone will not solve."[read more]
Over the past decade, data quality has been a major focus for data management professionals, data government organizations, and other data quality stakeholders across the enterprise. Still the quality of data remains low for many organizations. To a considerable extent this is caused by a lack of scientifically or at least consistently...[read more]
In which Jill knees new technologies in the groin and watches as they rally in spite of it all. When Phil Simon asked me to write the Foreword to his new book, The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos, I wasn’t sure it would be my cup of tea. After all, did we really want to proselytize the view that new technologies...[read more]
I’ve always been a little jealous of ERP development teams. They operate on the premise that you have to standardize business processes across the enterprise. Every process feeds another process until the work is done. There are no custom processes: if you suddenly modify a business process there are upstream and downstream...[read more]
In which Jill pays homage to a class act. The rumors of IBM’s acquisition of MDM vendor Initiate Systems were confirmed yesterday in an IBM press release. Herewith, a brief homage. A few years ago Initiate Chief Scientist Scott Schumacher dropped by our L.A. offices to introduce his fledgling company and to share some MDM...[read more]
In which Jill stays high on MDM. I usually root for the little guy, so when I first heard the rumor that there were multiple bidders for Siperian, I figured that SAP would take it home and that it really was a three-vendor world. With revenues passing the half-billion mark, it seems that Informatica is joining the ranks of the big...[read more]
You’ve spent years gathering contacts into your databases. You’ve implemented a data quality practice that is now starting to give you a solid picture of your universe. It is now time to classify your contacts.Invariably, your database is more than just purchasing/decision maker contacts. All departments have gathered people’s...[read more]
A lot of our new clients have asked us to build MDM business cases to support their merger and acquisition strategies. Specifically, they’re looking to support the following four activities: Recent corporate mergers Acquisitions Reorganizations Spin-offs Collectively, these activities can roll up into a category called corporate...[read more]
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