Articles Featuring MDM 2013

  • Seven Tips for CIOs Buying Master Data Management Solutions 5 August 2013
    By Loraine Lawson in ITBusinessEdge
    The master data management (MDM) software market reached $1.08 billion last year, according to a recent Information Difference Report on the MDM landscape. That’s a 24 percent growth rate over 2011.
  • Is Data Quality Worth the Cost? 18 June 2013
    By Loraine Lawson in ITBusinessEdge
    Last year, we spent around $994 million on data quality. That’s a 5 percent increase over 2011, according to The Information Difference, and the total doesn’t include revenue made by consultants and systems integrators who do not work for data quality vendors. Of that, $825 million went to software sales and maintenance. Data quality makes up 30 percent of the cost for the average master data management project. But are we spending too much on data quality.
  • Is Data Quality Overrated? 4 June 2013
    By Rajan Chandras in InformationWeek
    Am I being a heretic here? IT professionals swear by the mantra of data quality. Business is forever hand-wringing over it and willing to invest in a multi-million-dollar initiative to improve data quality (if the last one did not do too well, they’re always game to sponsoring another go at it).
  • It's Early Days for Big Data. Just sayin'… 4 June 2013
    By Robin Bloor, Co-Founder, The Bloor Group in IT-Director
    The main thrust of Big Data is analytics. The simple fact is that we never had the possibility of analyzing vary large data heaps until recently because of practical factors, like the cost of buying the hardware and networking it, the absence of analytics software to run in parallel across server grids, fast scale-out databases, the lack of cloud deployment options and so on. Most of what was needed has gradually emerged and because of that Big Data is off and running.
  • Avoiding Five Pitfalls of MDM 22 March 2013
    By Mike Cochrane in Information Management
    In the last few years, I’ve witnesses many viewpoints regarding the implementation strategy for an MDM project, ranging from a single departmental reporting solution to enterprise-focused implementations looking to create a 360-degree view of the business. But regardless of scope, one or more of the following five key pitfalls will lead to a failed program if they are not addressed at the forefront of any implementation strategy.
  • Getting Real with MDM 26 February 2013
    By David Waddington, The Information Difference, in Information Management
    Since the first survey from The Information Difference in 2008, much has changed in master data management, both in technology and in implementation expertise and experience. In particular, MDM has graduated from a novel innovative technology to become relatively mature and accepted. It is increasingly being adopted by multinational organizations to tackle their data inconsistency nightmares and deliver reliable, trusted business information.