Hadoop and MDM – Who is the master?

Today, I was in a conversation about using Hadoop (a big data platform) for master data management (MDM). I still find it amazing when we have the discussion of what systems feed another system. Many of our friends have spent years creating MDM for customer, product, etc. with success. I'm a […]

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Four DI modernization mistakes

.@philsimon with some recommendations on modernization.






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Modernization and data-driven culture – Part 2

Modernization is a term used to describe the necessary evolution of information technologies that organizations rely on to remain competitive in today’s constantly changing business world. New technologies – many designed to better leverage big data – challenge existing data infrastructures and business models. This forces enterprises to modernize their approach to data […]

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Modernization and data-driven culture – Part 1

Modernization is a term used to describe the necessary evolution of information technologies that organizations rely on to remain competitive in today’s constantly changing business world. New technologies – many designed to better leverage big data – challenge existing data infrastructures and business models. This forces enterprises to modernize their approach to data […]

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Modernization starts at the top

Absent a strong executive presence, most mature organizations will continue to muddle through data integration.






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Examining the relationship between MDM and customer intelligence

.@philsimon on whether organizations need MDM to gather valuable insights about their customers.






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The next wave of MDM: Integrating structured and unstructured data

.@philsimon on what's next for MDM applications.






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In search of the Holy Grail: Sorry Hadoop fans, only MDM delivers single view of customer

Single view of customer. It's a noble goal, not unlike the search for the Holy Grail – fraught with peril as you progress down the path of your data journey. If you're a hotelier, it can improve your customer's experience by providing the information from the casinos and the spa at check-in to better meet your […]

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Does MDM need to be part of your data strategy?

.@philsimon on the role of MDM. TLDR: It depends.






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Streaming data analytics: A better way to fight fraud and cybercrime

The numbers are daunting. More than 40 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Credit card companies lose more than $200 billion annually due to fraud. Cybercrime-related losses exceed $3 million per claim for large companies. If you’re like me, those stats are enough to give pause. To fuel the concern, […]

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