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MDM Can Challenge Traditional Development Paradigms

EvanLevy - March 30, 2010

I’ve been making the point in the past several years that master data management (MDM) development projects are different, and are accompanied by unique challenges. Because of…

Business Intelligence
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Staring at the Lights: Your Data Warehouse Isn’t a Commodity

EvanLevy - March 16, 2010

There are far too many data warehouse development teams solely focused on loading data. They’ve completely lost sight of their success metrics. Why have they fallen into…

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MDM Streamlines the Supply Chain

EvanLevy - March 2, 2010

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…

Data Mining
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Standardizing Data Migration

EvanLevy - January 13, 2010

In the motion picture industry, studios separate responsibilities for creating content from responsibilities for distributing content. The people who make the movies option the scripts, hire the…

Business Intelligence
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BI Reports, Data Quality, and the Dreaded Design Review

EvanLevy - December 22, 2009

One of many discussions I heard over Thanksgiving turkey was, “How could the government have let the financial crisis happen?” To which the most frequent response was…

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You Build it, You Break It, You Fix It: Why Applications Must Be Responsible for Data Quality

EvanLevy - December 1, 2009

  When it comes to bad data, a lot of the problem stems from companies letting their developers off the hook. That’s right. When it comes to…

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MDM: Build or Buy?

EvanLevy - November 17, 2009

On the publication of my new Informatica white paper, titled “Master Data Management: Building a Foundation for Success,” I’ve been talking to several clients and vendors wanting…

Business Intelligence
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Improving BI Development Efficiency: Standard Data Extracts

EvanLevy - October 6, 2009

A few years ago, a mission to Mars failed because someone forgot to convert U.S. measurement units to metric measurement units. Miles weren’t converted to kilometers.I thought…

Business Intelligence
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All Business Analysts are Not Created Equal

EvanLevy - September 22, 2009

At a client meeting recently I was informed that the company had over 150 business analysts. Even the client’s business executives acknowledged this to be true. But…

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Perfect Data and Other Data Quality Myths

EvanLevy - August 25, 2009

A recent client experience reminds me what I’ve always said about data quality: it isn’t the same as data perfection. After all, how could it be? A…